Osaka Marathon

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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: 2:11:43
Kenya Jackson Limo (2014)
Women:2:32:28
Belarus Maryna Damantsevich (2015)
Official site www.osaka-marathon.com

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 Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30)  Elijah Sang (KEN) 2:12:43  Lidia Șimon (ROM) 2:32:48
2nd November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)  Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (MGL) 2:11:54  Lidia Șimon (ROM) (2) 2:33:14
3rd[3] October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)  Jackson Limo (KEN) 2:12:06  Monica Jepkoech (KEN) 2:39:23
4th October 26, 2014 (2014-10-26)  Jackson Limo (KEN) (2) 2:11:43  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) 2:33:04
5th October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)  Daniel Kosgei (KEN) 2:13:46  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) (2) 2:32:28
6th October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)  Benjamin Ngandu (KEN) 2:12:47  Yoshiko Sakamoto (JPN) 2:36:02
7th November 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)  Kaleab Selomon (ERI) 2:12:03  Yumiko Kinoshita (JPN) 2:34:38

References[edit]

  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