Tomoe Abe

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Tomoe Abe (Tomoe Kouno since 2006)
Personal information
Born (1971-08-13) August 13, 1971 (age 45)
Kitsuki, Ōita
Height 149 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Country Japan
Sport marathon, ultramarathon

Tomoe Abe (Japanese: 安部友恵, Abe Tomoe; born 13 August 1971 in Kitsuki, Ōita) is a retired Japanese ultramarathon and marathon runner who won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 1993 World Championships with a time of 2:31:01. Her personal best time is 2:26:09, achieved when she won the 1994 Osaka Ladies' Marathon.

She is the female world record holder in the ultramarathon of 100 kilometres with a time of 6:33:11, which was set on June 25, 2000 at the Lake Saroma Ultramarathon, an official IAAF(International Association of Athletics Federations) race held annually in Hokkaido, Japan.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Japan
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 11th 10,000m 35:23.47
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd Marathon 2:31:01
1994 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 1st Marathon 2:26:09
1996 Hokkaido Marathon Sapporo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:31:21
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 29th Marathon 2:45:19
2000 Osaka Ladies Marathon Osaka, Japan 6th Marathon 2:28:01
2001 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 5th Marathon 2:27:01


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