<24-hour TV 44> ◇ 22nd ◇ Nippon TV
It was announced that Shizuka Arakawa, a gold medalist for the Torino Olympics women’s figure skating, will be the third runner of the charity project “Fundraising Relay that Connects Thoughts for Reconstruction.”
[Photo] Jun Mizutani, the second runner of the fund-raising relay
Continuing from last year, the charity marathon using public roads has been canceled from the perspective of preventing infection with the new coronavirus. A total of 10 people will run 100 kilometers in a relay format on a closed and safe course at J-Village in Fukushima.
Mr. Arakawa, who said that he had little experience in running because it was an ice sport before the race, showed a slightly uneasy face, but he said, “I will do my best!” I got off to a good start with a smile.
Through the station, Mr. Arakawa said, “Running on hot land is a big challenge for me, who is usually active on the skating rink. I think that everyone is doing their best under each situation while the difficult situation continues. I would be happy if I could convey to everyone the wonderfulness of always facing myself, discovering what I can do, and working hard step by step by showing how I connect the batons. ” ing.
It has been announced that the “funding relay” will be run by former rugby representative from Japan, Ayumu Goromaru, and former Nadeshiko Japan, Karina Maruyama.
On the 21st, the first runner was King & Prince Yuta Kishi, who is the main personality of the program, and the second runner was Jun Mizutani, a doubles gold medalist who mixed table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics.
The funds collected to support the relay will be used to support the reconstruction of disaster-stricken areas such as the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, the Kumamoto Earthquake in 2016, and the heavy rain in West Japan in 2018.
Other relay members will be announced at any time in the program.
A source yahoo