Yurika Nakamura

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Yurika Nakamura (中村 友梨香, Nakamura Yurika) (born 1 April 1986 in Fukuchiyama) is a Japanese long-distance runner. Nakamura grew up in the Hyōgo Prefecture.

She finished seventh at the 2006 World Road Running Championships, helping the Japanese team win the bronze medal in the team competition. In 2008, she won the Nagoya Marathon in her marathon debut.[1] In the 2008 Summer Olympics marathon, she finished 13th. She won the 2009 Sapporo Half Marathon title with a time of 1:09:20.[2]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
2008 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 1st 2:25:51
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 13th 2:30:19
2010 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 7th 2:30:40

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