Yasunari Hirai Heading Towards Tokyo 2020

Yasunari Hirai Heading Towards Tokyo 2020

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Olympic 10 km marathon swimmer Yasunari Hirai won the 71st annual National Sports Festival (第71回国民体育大会・OWS競技初代チャンピオン) 5 km race in Iwate Prefecture as Japan continues gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Hirai was humbled by the fact that the National Sports Festival was held at the site of the tsunami and earthquake that hit northern Japan in Iwate.

Hirai is next traveling to Odaiba Marine Park where the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the upcoming Japanese national open water swimming championships will be held on September 25th.

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