Junko Asari

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Junko Asari (浅利 純子?, Asari Junko, born 22 September 1969 in Kazuno, Akita) is a retired Japanese marathon runner.

She won the gold medal at the 1993 World Championships in a time of 2:30:03 hours. In addition she won the Tokyo International Women's Marathon in 1995 and 1998 and the Osaka Ladies Marathon in 1993. Her personal best time was 2:26:10, from January 1994 in Osaka.[citation needed] She finished 17th at the 1996 Summer Olympics.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
1993 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st 2:26:26
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st 2:30:03
1995 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:28:46
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 17th 2:34:31
1998 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st 2:28:29

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