• Kyodo News


Sydney Olympic gold medalist Naoko Takahashi, who retired in October, will make a farewell run to pay tribute to her fans at the Nagoya International Women’s Marathon in March next year, her management office said Monday.

The 36-year-old will run in the marathon as a general participant.

“This is to show my deep appreciation to all the people who have supported and rooted for me,” Takahashi said in a statement. “I want to reflect on my career as an athlete while taking each step firmly as I run.”

Takahashi will set up a camp in Kagoshima in February among other spots to prepare for the marathon.

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