Journalist for Runners World and a blogger for Japan Running News, Brett was one of our team’s most prominent primary sources for English content on Japanese running. Brett has a unique understanding of the differences between American and Japanese collegiate sports, particularly how the perceptions we hold of team vs. individual mentalities starkly contradict the realities of college sports dynamics.
Our first introductions into the Japanese running world was through Japan Running News, Brett Larner's long time running blog. Here is Brett explaining the beginning of his blog:
The first time that we started to see the intricacies of Japanese long distance running was when we read through Larner's ekiden season guide. Here are a couple of key terms and ideas that we gathered from his article:
Japan Running News
Our first window into the ekiden season
Notes & Reflections
When JRN meets RJF
"Happy to help!"
Our first introduction and conversation about the RJF project