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Three of Japan’s six runners clocked the fastest times in their legs Sunday to lead the country to its first victory in three years with a meet record time at the Yokohama International Women’s Ekiden.

The Japanese team of Miwako Yamanaka, Yuri Kano, Kazue Ogoshi, Megumi Yoshino, Yumi Sato and Reiko Tosa crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 40 seconds, 41 seconds ahead of runnerup Russia.

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