At 63 years old, Mariko Yugeta has quietly completed more than 100 marathons and was the first woman older than 60 to finish a race in under three hours.
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Raven Saunders of the United States crossed her arms over her head. A second athlete, American fencer Race Imboden, accepted a medal with a symbol drawn on his hand.
Of the nearly 11,000 athletes arriving in Tokyo, almost 49% will be women, according to the International Olympic Committee.