Seidel and Steinruck Withdraw From Nagoya Ladies’s Marathon


With 5 180˚ turnaround factors and critical hills in its final 12 km the Osaka Marathon course is not the quickest round, however that did not maintain again record-breaking runs in each the ladies’s and males’s races. Nice situations, 5˚~7˚C, mild clouds and really mild winds undoubtedly helped. The ladies’s race went steadily on 2:22 tempo, an early group of six shaking down to simply 4, Japan’s Momoko Watanabe (Tenmaya), favourite Vivian Kiplagat (Kenya) and Ethiopian duo Helen Bekele Tola and Beyenu Degefa , by 30 km with Australian just a few seconds behind. Bekele made the successful break, pulling away to win in a course document 2:22:16. Watanabe, who got here into the race with a better of solely 2:30:42 PB, led Degefa within the dwelling straight however misplaced out within the final kick. Degefa was 2nd in 2:23:07 and Watanabe 2:23:08 for third, clearing the two:24:00 auto-qualifying customary for MGC Race Olympic marathon trials qualification. Solely getting quicker with age, the 43-year-old Weightman ran Ok


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