Olympic champion Naoko Takahashi of Japan won the Berlin Marathon again this
morning, in an unofficial 2hr 21min 48sec. She was two minutes and two seconds
outside the world record she set in Berlin last year, but nevertheless ran the
13th fastest time in history, and her own third best, just one second behind
her Asian Games winning time of 1998 in Bangkok.
Adriana Fernandez of Mexico, who led Takahashi until the 25th kilometre
finished second in 2.24.09, three seconds outside her own best, set in London
three years ago. Helen Kimutai of Kenya was third in 2.26.09.