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Top 3 Results in Elite Marathons


Men's Women's
- Beppu Oita (February) - Osaka International Women (January)
- Tokyo International (February) - Nagoya International Women (March)
- Lake Biwa (March) - Tokyo International Women (November)
- Fukuoka International (December)
- Hofu (December)



Beppu Oita Marathon (Men's)

2002 race (February 3, Starter 245)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Sammy Korir Kenya 2:11:45
2 Daniel Jenga Kenya 2:12:43
3 Takayuki Shimazaki Japan 2:13:49


2001 race (February 4)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Takao Nishida Japan 2:08:45
2 Vanderlei de Lima Brazil 2:10:02
3 Koji Kawashima Japan 2:10:36


2000 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Kazutaka Enoki Japan 2:10:44
2 Samson Kandie Kenya 2:11:28
3 Akinori Shibuya Japan 2:13:51


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Eder Moreno Fialho Brazil 2:09:54
2 Yuuki Morishita Japan 2:10:13
3 Koji Takei Japan 2:10:24



Tokyo International Marathon (Men's)

2002 race (February 10, Starter 168)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Eric Wainaina Kenya 2:08:43
2 Alberto Juzdado Kenya 2:08:59
3 Julio Rey Spain 2:11:14


2001 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Kenichi Takahashi Japan 2:10:51
2 Jifar Tesfave Ethiopia 2:11:07
3 Kapitanov Dimitri Russia 2:11:09


2000 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Japhet Kosgei Kenya 2:07:15
2 Bong-Ju Lee South Korea 2:07:20
3 Alberto Juzdado Spain 2:08:08


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Gert Thys South Africa 2:06:33
2 Hiroshi Miki Japan 2:08:05
3 Koji Shimizu Japan 2:09:00



Lake Biwa Marathon (Men's)

2002 race (March 3)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Ryuji Takei Japan 2:08:35
2 Mohamed Ouaadi France 2:09:00
3 Fred Kiprop Kenya 2:09:08


2001 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Antonio Pena Spain 2:07:34
2 Giacomo Leone Italy 2:07:52
3 Shigeru Aburaya Japan 2:07:52


2000 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Martin Fiz Spain 2:08:14
2 Shinji Kawashima Japan 2:09:04
3 Koji Takei Japan 2:09:23


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Martin Fiz Spain 2:08:50
2 Atsushi Fujita Japan 2:10:07
3 Frzegorz Gajdus Polland 2:11:37



Fukuoka International Marathon (Men's)

2001 race (December 2)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Gezahegn Abera Ethiopia 2:9:25
2 Koji Shimizu Japan 2:9:28
3 Hisanari Takaoka Japan 2:9:41


2000 race (December 3)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Atsushi Fujita Japan 2:06:51
2 Bong-Ju Lee South Korea 2:09:04
3 Abdellah Behar France 2:09:26


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Gezahegn Abera Ethiopia 2:07:54
2 Mohamed Ouaadi France 2:07:55
3 Vanderlei de Lima Brazil 2:08:40



Hofu Marathon (Men's)

2001 race (December 16, Starter 495)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Hailu Neguse Ethiopia 2:10:32
2 Andrey Gordeyev Belarus 2:12:44
3 Dange Debela Ethiopia 2:13:38


2000 race (December 17)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Waldemar Glinka Poland 2:11:40
2 Tumo Ethiopia 2:11:43
3 Kinichi Kawakubo Japan 2:13:57


1999 race (December 19)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Tomonori Watanabe Japan 2:09:40
2 Yoo Young-hoon Korea 2:10:37
3 Hideki Kodama Japan 2:12:34



Osaka International Women's Marathon

2002 race (January 27, Starter 326)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Lornah Kiplagat Kenya 2:23:55
2 Harumi Hiroyama Japan 2:22:36
3 Haruko Okamoto Japan 2:27:01


2001 race (January 28)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Yoko Shibui Japan 2:23:11
2 Franca Fiacconi Italy 2:26:49
3 Rie Matsuoka Japan 2:27:50


2000 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Lidia Simon Romania 2:22:54
2 Harumi Hiroyama Japan 2:22:56
3 Esther Wanjiru Kenya 2:23:31


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Lidia Simon Romania 2:23:24
2 Tegla Loroupe Kenya 2:23:46
3 Esther Wanjiru Kenya 2:23:46



Nagoya International Women's Marathon

2002 race (March 17, Starter 206)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Mizuki Noguchi Japam 2:25:35
2 Hiromi Ominami Japan 2:27:29
3 Megumi Tanaka Japan 2:28:10


2001 race (March 11)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Kazumi Matsuo Japam 2:26:01
2 Takami Ominami Japan 2:26:04
3 Yukiko Okamoto Japan 2:26:21


2000 race (March 12)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Naoko Takahashi Japan 2:22:19
2 Reiko Tosa Japan 2:24:36
3 Takami Ominami Japan 2:26:58


1999 race (March 14)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Lyubov Morgunova Russia 2:27:43
2 Mayumi Ichikawa Japan 2:27:57
3 Hiromi Ominami Japan 2:30:19



Tokyo International Women's Marathon

Detailed Result in the Official Website

2001 race (November 18)
Rank Name Country Time
1 Derartu Tulu Ethiopia 2:25:08
2 Irina Timofeyeva Russia 2:25:29
3 Bruna Genovese Italy 2:25:35


2000 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Joyce Chepchumba Kenya 2:24:02
2 Reiko Tosa Japan 2:24:47
3 Derartu Tulu Ethiopia 2:26:38


1999 race
Rank Name Country Time
1 Eri Yamaguchi Japan 2:22:12
2 Fatuma Roba Ethiopia 2:27:05
3 Valentina Yegorova Russia 2:28:06




Source: Official Race Sites, Runners21, JAAF, AIMS


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