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Olympic Champion to run real,- BERLIN-MARATHON!

The Japanese Olympic Marathon Champion Naoko Takahashi will run, 371 days after

winning the gold medal at the Sydney Olypmic Games, the 28th real,-

BERLIN-MARATHON on the 30th of September 2001.

Returning from Australia to Japan NaokoTakahashi received a heros welcome

and is now one of the most popular athletes in Japan.


the extra-ordinary and demanding effort Naoko Takahashi was using a lengthy

recovery period and is now using a long build-up to prepare for this years


The steep carreer of the 29 year-old athlete started in 1998 with a win at

the Asian-Championchips in Bangkok in the time of 2:21:47. She recorded a

further success in posting a win in 2:22:19 at the Nagoya Marathon in the

spring of 2000. Her next marathon was the Olympic Marathon in Sydney which she

won in the Olympic record time of 2:23:14.

The fast course of Berlin might experience another Japanese victory as the

strongest marathon runner prepares her spare races very conscientous.

The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is welcoming the Olympic Champion and will also

continue its tradition of honouring a Olympic Champion with a portrait on the

medal which every of the 30,000 finishing runners will receive – who else

could it be than Naoko Takahashi in this year?