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Series23 Feb 2017

World Cross memories – Kayoko Fukushi

As a 2:22:17 marathon performer and 2013 world bronze medallist, Kayoko Fukushi has carved out a reputation as one of the world’s leading marathon runners. Yet the Japanese athlete believes her experiences at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships also played their part in helping her achieve her goals on the road.

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Previews29 Jan 2016

Olympic places on the line in Osaka

The 35th annual Osaka Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, is one of the four qualifying races to select the Japanese marathon team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, so most of the attention of the local fans will be focused on the domestic runners on Sunday (31).

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News24 Dec 2015

Shigetomo and Fukushi lead Osaka Women’s Marathon field

Past Osaka Women’s Marathon winners Risa Shigetomo and Kayoko Fukushi will return to the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 31 January with Olympic qualification on their mind.

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News25 Sep 2014

Berlin Marathon's top women aim to go below 2:20

The Ethiopian duo of Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese together with the USA’s Shalane Flanagan aim to become part of an exclusive distance running club at the 41st edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (28).

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Report10 Aug 2013

Report: Women's Marathon – Moscow 2013

Edna Kiplagat recovered from a sluggish opening 10km to become the first woman in history to land back-to-back World marathon titles in an absorbing race.

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Report27 Jan 2013

Ukraine’s Gamera-Shmyrko leaves it late to come from behind and win in Osaka

Coming from behind to pass local star Kayoko Fukushi with 900m left in the race, Ukraine’s Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko won the Osaka Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label race, in a personal best of 2:23:58 on Sunday (27).

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Previews25 Jan 2013

Third time lucky for Fukushi at the Osaka Women’s Marathon?

The 32nd Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will be held on a course that is essentially the same as that used for the 2007 IAAF World Championships and local interest centres on whether Kayoko Fukushi can finally get it right and deliver a performance worthy of her potential.

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