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Japan's world athletics team hit with 11th coronavirus case

Kyodo -- Jul 18
Marathon runner Hitomi Niiya has become the 11th member of the Japanese team at the World Athletics Championships to test positive for the coronavirus, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations said Sunday.

Niiya, who had a fever before testing positive, was forced to pull out of Monday's women's marathon. Mao Ichiyama also tested positive earlier, leaving Mizuki Matsuda as the only Japanese running the 42.195-kilometer race on Day 4 of competition.

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