• Kyodo


Elena Prokopcuka of Latvia outpaced Japan’s Mari Ozaki in a heated battle to win her first Osaka International Women’s Marathon on Sunday.

Prokopcuka hit the tape at Nagai Stadium in Osaka in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds while Ozaki clocked a time of 2:23:59 to place second. Japan’s Harumi Hiroyama took third in 2:25:56.

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