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Lesson 101 I will once again be the first person to reach the finish line this year
DJ: Good morning Sakurayama! My guest today is the four-time winner of the Sakurayama Senior Marathon, Sato Yoko! Welcome to the show.
Yoko: Good morning! I will once again be the first person to reach the finish line this year.
DJ: Wow, those are some big words!
Yoko: What are you talking about? That’s what you asked me to say at the pre-show meeting!
DJ: You sure are full of surprises!
Yoko: I’m just honest, that’s all.
DJ: So, what makes you run?
Yoko: I think it’s my family. They always wait for me at the finish line.
Lesson 101 Summary
Yoko was a guest on a radio program called “Good Morning, Sakurayama!”
The DJ asked, “What makes you run?”
She replied, “I think it’s my family. They always wait for me at the finish line.”
Lesson 102 That’s my reason for running
Sho: I’ll be waiting for you at the finish line, Grandma!
DJ: Is your dream to be the senior marathon champion once again?
Yoko: Hmm…not really. I’m not interested in that.
DJ: Then what is it?
Yoko: I want to see my family live a happy life.
Sho: Me too, Grandma.
Yoko: I wanto to live long enough to see it happen. That’s my reason for running. And because I’m still running, I’m still the champion.
Sho: That’s great, Grandma. But we can never be truly happy if Mom isn’t here.
Lesson 102 Summary
Sho listened to Yoko’s interview on the radio.
She said, “I want to see my family live a happy life.”
Sho said to the radio, “We can never be truly happy if Mom isn’t here.”
Lesson 103 It’s practice for winning
Mimiko: Coach, why did we meet outside the junior high school gates today?
Coach: Because the race will begin and end at the field right here. By the way, we won’t run today.
Mimiko: Huh? Are you sure?
Coach: Taday, we will walk the course. This way, we can learn the most effective way to run it.
Mr. Aoki: It’s practice for winning.
Mimiko: I thought running fast was the key to winning.
Mr. Aoki: Coach, please get started.
Coach: Let’s walk toward the halfway point, Sakurayama park. First, when we get out of the school, we will turn left at the intersection. Then, we will walk along the slope toward the running course by Sakurayama River. Let’s go.
Lesson 103 Summary
The coach told Mr. Aoki and Mimiko, “First, when we get out of school, we will turn left at the intersection .
Then, we will walk along the slope toward the running course by Sakurayama River.”
Lesson 104 I don’t know who’s going to win this year
Miki: Is your grandmother doing any special training for the marathon?
Sho: Not really.
Miki: My grandmother is practicing with a track coach.
Sho: Track coach?
Miki: He’s the coach for Mr. Aoki’s company’s track team. He and Mr. Aoki are staying at our hotel to train for the marathon.
Sho: I see. And your grandmother is training with them.
Miki: Yeah. Sho, I don’t know who’s going to win this year.
Sho: Is winning really that important?
Miki: Of course it is. I saw you practicing the wadaiko all the time. If you practice something else very hard, I’m sure you can be a champion at that, too.
Lesson 104 Summary
Sho asked Miki, “Is winning really that important?”
Miki said, “Of course it is! I saw you practicing the wadaiko all the time.
If you practice something else very hard, I’m sure you can be a champion st that, too.”
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