Yasuko Hashimoto wins the women's race
She won in two hours, 26minutes, 32seconds (2.26.32)
2003-09-28Yasuko Hashimoto made it four in a row for Japanese runners in the Berlin Marathon women's race this morning (Sunday), when she won in two hours, 26minutes, 32seconds (2.26.32).
Hashimoto took over from long-time leader Alina Ivanova of Russia at 35 kilometres, and was never challenged again. In only her third marathon, Hashimoto improved her best from 2.29.37, set in Nagoya earlier this year, and follows the victories of compatriots, Kazumi Matsuo in 2000, and Naoko Takahashi in 2001, when she ran a world record of 2.19.46. Takahashi won again in 2002.
WOMEN 1 Yasuko HASHIMOTO JAPAN 2.26.32 2 Emily KIMURIA KENYA 2.28.18 3 Ornella FERRARA ITALY 2.28.28 4 Ana DIAS PORTUGAL 2.29.49 5 Alina IVANOVA RUSSIA 2.29.00 6 Monika DRYBULSKA POLAND 2.29.58 7 Fumi MURATA JAPAN 2.30.15 8 Liz YELLING GB 2.30.58 9 Adelia ELIAS PORTUGAL 2.34.07 10 Dagmar RABENSTEINER AUSTRIA 2.34.35
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