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News Archive Hiroyama over Shibui in Nagoya Marathon

Passing Yoko Shibui with one kilometre to go, Harumi Hiroyama, ran

to a 2:23:26 victory at the Nagoya International Women’s Marathon.

“It was a hard race from about the half way, but I wasn’t about to

give up,” said Hiroyama, who overcame a 57 second deficit at 30 Km to

win her first marathon at age 37. “After 35 kilometres I was able to

see Shibui ahead of me, but I could not close the gap fast enough.”

Shibui, a former World record holder in the Marathon, took the lead

immediately within the Mizuho stadium, reaching the first kilometre in