Former marathon runner Yumiko Hara. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese marathon champion Yumiko Hara blames eating disorder for shoplifting conviction

  • Hara, who represented Japan twice at the World Championships, received a suspended prison sentence for stealing food in February
  • She said she was required to measure her weight up to six times a day and had to eat all her meals in front of her coach. Her purse was taken away so she could not spend money on food
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Former marathon runner Yumiko Hara. Photo: Kyodo
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