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Noguchi fired up ahead of Nagoya Marathon

Mar 9, 2013

Noguchi fired up ahead of Nagoya Marathon

Athens Olympics gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi says she has overcome her latest fitness setback and is determined to rebound with victory at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon on Sunday. “I’m excited and I can’t wait to start running. I will be aiming for victory and ...

Mar 5, 2013

Murofushi case to be heard by CAS in April

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear hammer thrower Koji Murofushi’s appeal against his exclusion as a candidate for election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission on April 11 and 12, the CAS said Monday. Taiwan’s Chu Mu-yen, who has also appealed, is ...

Kipruto wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Mar 4, 2013

Kipruto wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Vincent Kipruto emerged victorious in a shoulder-to-shoulder battle against Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia in the last 200 meters to win the Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Kipruto, running alone with Jufar after Japan-based Kenyan James Mwangi slowed down in the last 2 km, ...

Feb 23, 2013

Tokyo makes World Marathon Majors debut

The Tokyo Marathon will make its debut as a World Marathon Majors race Sunday with a potential race record in store in the men’s competition. Tokyo joins Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York in the six-legged series contested over a two-year period. The ...

Feb 18, 2013

Marathoner Ozaki decides to retire

Former world silver medalist Yoshimi Ozaki will retire after running in this month’s Tokyo Marathon. The 31-year-old Ozaki, who finished 19th at last year’s London Olympics, said Saturday she has lost her motivation to compete. The Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 24 will be her ...

Kawauchi wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Feb 4, 2013

Kawauchi wins Beppu-Oita Marathon

Yuki Kawauchi outdueled London Olympian Kentaro Nakamoto to win Sunday’s Beppu-Oita Marathon in a race-record time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 15 seconds. The pair burst away from the field after 28 km, and Kawauchi put Nakamoto in the rearview mirror after the 40-km ...

Jan 28, 2013

Gamera-Shmyrko outlasts Fukushi to win Osaka Women's Marathon

Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko won the Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, improving on her runnerup finish last year with a come-from-behind victory over Japan’s Kayoko Fukushi. The 29-year-old Ukrainian scored a personal-best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 58 seconds, cutting the tape 23 seconds ahead ...

Jan 23, 2013

Marathon runner Yamauchi announces retirement

Mara Yamauchi, winner of the 2008 Osaka Marathon and an Olympian for Britain, announced Tuesday on her blog that she will retire from racing and resume her career in the foreign service. The 39-year-old Yamauchi, who is married to a Japanese national, has extensive ...

Jan 2, 2013

Konica Minolta wins 7th corporate ekiden title

Team ace Tsuyoshi Ugachi surged ahead in the fourth leg to put Konica Minolta in the driver’s seat en route to its first victory in five years at the national corporate ekiden championship on Tuesday. Konica Minolta completed the seven-leg, 100-kilometer road relay in ...

Dec 19, 2012

Noguchi slated to compete in Osaka Marathon

Athens Olympic gold medal winner Mizuki Noguchi will run in next month’s Osaka International Women’s Marathon, organizers said Tuesday when the list of invitees was announced. In addition to Noguchi, popular distance runner Kayoko Fukushi and 2009 champion and former Japan record holder Yoko ...