Osaka Marathon

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For the women's marathon, see Osaka International Ladies Marathon.
Osaka Marathon
Osaka Marathon 2014 004.jpg
Date late October or November
Location Osaka, Japan Japan
Event type Road
Distance Marathon
Primary sponsor K-Opticom Corporation
Established 2011
Course records Men: 2:11:54 Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (2012)
Women: 2:32:48 Lidia Simon (2011)
Official site

The Osaka Marathon (大阪マラソン Osaka Marason?) is an annual marathon road running event for men and women over the classic distance of 42.195 kilometres which is held in late October in the city of Osaka, Japan. There is also a "challenge run" with a distance of 8.8km.[1]

The event is jointly hosted by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese national newspaper. The first edition took place on October 30, 2011. In total, 27161 runners started the marathon race and of these 26175 finished the full distance.[2]

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2011  Elijah Sang (KEN) 2:12:43  Lidia Șimon (ROM) 2:32:48
2nd 2012  Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (MGL) 2:11:54  Lidia Șimon (ROM) 2:33:14
3rd[3] 2013  Jackson Limo (KEN) 2:12:06  Monica Jepkoech (KEN) 2:39:23
4th 2014  Jackson Limo (KEN) 2:11:43  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) 2:33:04
5th 2015  Daniel Kosgei (KEN) 2:13:46  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) 2:32:28


  1. ^ Osaka Marathon website Outline of the Osaka Marathon
  2. ^ October 2011 AIMS Results. AIMS (October 2011). Retrieved on 2011-11-01.
  3. ^ October 2013. AIMS. Retrieved on 2013-10-29.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°38′17″N 135°25′03″E / 34.6381°N 135.4175°E / 34.6381; 135.4175