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Japanese Marathon Runners Makes ‘Mosyo’ Suggestion

Tetsuya Yoshida

My name is Tetsuya Yoshida.

I will run Big Island International Marathon with my wife this year, and this is third time to run BIIM.

At first, I’m sorry for my bad English. I’m not so strong at English.

I think you know that there was huge earthquakes in Japan. Many people in north-east Japan needs any kinds of help.

I heard that some tsunami reached to Big Island, and some houses destroyed.And also the eruption of Kilauea. I’m worried about big island too.

Then I want to suggest 2 points.

1. Put two donation box at the Packet Pick Up

 Why don’t you make 2 donation box or post at the packet pick up?

I want to suggest donation for victims in Japan, and also I want to give some donation to the victims in Hawaii, too.

2. Please prepare black ribbon and safety pin for people who donate

This is ‘Moshou’ small black ribbon and safety pin.  http://tinyurl.com/4jalhfm

 we Japanese use it like this.  http://tinyurl.com/4lmtqas Moshou represents sadness, worry, care, and so on.

Then, if someone donates, I want to give Moshou and put it on the shoulder when we run the marathon.

 How do you think about my suggestion?

BIG DOG’s Reply:  The Big Island International Marathon agrees completely with Mr. Yoshida’s suggestions and will be making “Moshou” ribbons for those attending our Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 19 from noon to 6 pm at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel’s Moku Ola Room.

We extend our heartfelt sorrow for those victims and family members of the recent and continuing tragedy in Japan.

Although we are not knowledgeable about making “Mosyo” ribbons we will make and wear black ribbons as a sign of respect.

Mr. Yoshida will be on hand Saturday if anyone would like to meet him.

March 13, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , | 3 Comments

Waiakea’s Yamauchi tops BIIF golfers

Dalen Yamauchi fires 70

Wednesday at Waimea Country Club

Girls                      Individuals

Ciera Min, Waiakea 37-39—76                  Shaina Mizusawa, Waiakea 36-42–78

Kiana Lumanlan, Kam 42-40—82              Megan Kimura, Waiakea 42-41–83

Tiara Inoue, St. Joseph 47-40—87             Alison Tengan, Waiakea 44-44–88

Hazel Rafol, Kealakehe 44-45—89             Amanda Loeffler, Hilo 45-48–93

Kaitlyn Kerkhoff, Kealakehe 45-51—96       Kelsy Nishimura, Hilo 61-51–112

Brittany Cushnie, HPA 61-60—121             Cashman Aiu, Kam 84-80–164

Teams: Waiakea, 237


Boys

Dalen Yamauchi, Waiakea 35-35—70           Chad Suzuki, Waiakea 38-36–74

Ric Yamamoto, Hilo 38-39—77                     Stephen Winchester, Kam 41-37–78

Casey Tamura, Waiakea 42-36—78             Kris Ishibashi, Waiakea 40-39–79

Davin Yagi, Hilo 45-37—82                          Taylor Evangelista, Honokaa 39-43–82

Ryley Chong, Kona 40-42-82                       Andrew Paisley, HPA 39-44–83

Joshua Kitagawa, Hilo 41-43—84                Rayce Bento, Hilo 39-46–85

Jordan Debus, Kealakehe 41-45—86          Kelson Kupukaa, Kohala 44-43–87

Leo Kozlowski, Kam 49-40—89                  Matt Camacho, Waiakea 45-44–89

Rocky Pactol, Honokaa 46-44—90            Ronnie Borges, Kealakehe 47-44–91

Liam Tsue, Hilo 49-43—92                        Cody Pereira, Kamehameha 50-44–94

Bram Paikuli, Kamehameha 49-47—96     Justin Macy, Hawaii Prep 47-50–97

Evan Kasberg, Parker 53-44—97              Ben Kupukaa, Kohala 48-51–99

Josiah Lerback, Kona 45-55—99               Jake Siebert, Hawaii Prep 55-45–100

Kanai Kaaihili, Kealakehe 51-49—100       Steve Kim, Kealakehe 51-50–101

Ryan Jarvill, Hawaii Prep 52-50—102       Aaron Ventimiglia, Keal. 57-47–104

Justin Meikle, Kohala 52-56—108              Jordan Gomes, Kona 65-49–114

Nicolas Cetraro, Kona 59-64–123

Teams: Waiakea, 301; Hilo, 328; Kamehameha 357; Kealakehe, 378; HPA, 382; Konawaena, 418

March 13, 2011 Posted by | golf | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment