Ozaki to race in Yokohama Marathon


Yoshimi Ozaki is set to defend her title after being named among entrees for next month’s Yokohama Women’s Marathon, a Japanese qualifier for the 2012 London Olympics.

Britain’s Mara Yamauchi, sixth-place finisher at the Beijing Olympics, and Chika Horie, third at the Osaka International Women’s Marathon, were named alongside former world silver medalist Ozaki, who won this race in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds in February.

Kaoru Nagao will also compete in the Nov. 20 race, which starts and finishes at Yamashita Park.