Onodera-san is an avid runner and journalist for Sportsnavi, a popular sports new outlet in Japan.
In our meetings with Onodera-san, we learned more about women in the Ekiden world, the community and fan base around the sport, and an interesting perspective about international Ekiden runners.
In her interview above, you will hear a brief segment from our interview. In sum, she elaborates on why there are very few international Ekiden runners in Japan.
Although we originally wished to include her interview in the final documentary, her position as a female journalist at Sportsnavi prevents her from being included in the final product. The RJF Crew would like to respect her wishes, but also recognize her as a influential primary source for our project.
Thank you Onodera-san!