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Sydney Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi, who is set to mark her comeback at the Tokyo International Women’s Marathon in November, will run at the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in the United States next month, race organizers said Tuesday.

With the exception of guest appearances, the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon will be Takahashi’s first official race since she suffered a shock defeat at the 2003 Tokyo marathon two years ago, a result that cost her a place at the Athens Olympics.

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