Nagoya Women's Marathon
The Nagoya Women's Marathon (名古屋ウィメンズマラソン), named Nagoya International Women's Marathon (名古屋国際女子マラソン, Nagoya Kokusai Joshi Marathon) until the 2010 race, is an annual marathon race for female runners over the classic distance of 42 km and 195 metres, held in Nagoya, Japan in early March every year. It holds World Athletics Platinum road race status. It is held on the same day as the Nagoya City Marathon, an event consisting of a half marathon (21.0975 km) and a quarter marathon (10.5 km), with both races open to both males and females.
|Nagoya Women's Marathon|
|Primary sponsor||Menard Cosmetic|
|Course records||2:20:29 (2020)|
|Official site||Nagoya Women's Marathon|
It began in 1980 as an annual 20-kilometre road race held in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan. After its first two years there, the venue changed to Nagoya for the third edition in 1982. It was converted to a marathon race for the 1984 edition, and a 10-kilometre race was also added to the race programme. The race acts as the Japanese women's marathon championships on three-year rotational basis. Performances at the race are typically taken into consideration when deciding the Japanese women's Olympic or World Championship teams. Nagoya has also twice hosted the women's Asian Marathon Championship race (1988 and 1994).
The 2011 race was cancelled due to the Tōhoku earthquake that March. In 2012 the race was held on a newly designed course and was opened to public, mass participation for the first time, and renamed the Nagoya Women's Marathon. Around 15,000 runners took part that year.
The 2020 edition of the race was restricted to elite runners only due to the coronavirus pandemic. No refunds or preferential entries to future editions were offered to general runners, but a virtual marathon was organized with commemorative items to be sent by mail to all finishers.
- Bolding indicates course record improvement
|40||March 8, 2020||Mao Ichiyama||Japan||2:20:29|
|39||March 10, 2019||Helalia Johannes||Namibia||2:22:25|
|38||March 11, 2018||Meskerem Assefa||Ethiopia||2:21:45|
|37||March 12, 2017||Eunice Kirwa||Bahrain||2:21:17|
|36||March 13, 2016||Eunice Kirwa||Bahrain||2:22:40|
|35||March 8, 2015||Eunice Kirwa||Bahrain||2:22:08|
|34||March 9, 2014||Mariya Konovalova||Russia||2:23:43|
|33||March 10, 2013||Ryoko Kizaki||Japan||2:23:34|
|32||March 11, 2012||Albina Mayorova||Russia||2:23:52|
|31||March 14, 2010||Yuri Kanō||Japan||2:27:11|
|30||March 8, 2009||Yoshiko Fujinaga||Japan||2:28:13|
|29||March 9, 2008||Yurika Nakamura||Japan||2:25:51|
|28||March 11, 2007||Yasuko Hashimoto||Japan||2:28:49|
|27||March 12, 2006||Harumi Hiroyama||Japan||2:23:26|
|26||March 13, 2005||Yumiko Hara||Japan||2:24:19|
|25||March 14, 2004||Reiko Tosa||Japan||2:23:57|
|24||March 9, 2003||Takami Ominami||Japan||2:25:03|
|23||March 10, 2002||Mizuki Noguchi||Japan||2:25:35|
|22||March 11, 2001||Kazumi Matsuo||Japan||2:26:01|
|21||March 12, 2000||Naoko Takahashi||Japan||2:22:19|
|20||March 14, 1999||Lyubov Morgunova||Russia||2:27:43|
|19||March 8, 1998||Naoko Takahashi||Japan||2:25:48|
|18||March 12, 1997||Madina Biktagirova||Russia||2:29:30|
|17||March 10, 1996||Izumi Maki||Japan||2:27:32|
|16||March 12, 1995||Kamila Gradus||Poland||2:27:29|
|15||March 13, 1994||Eriko Asai||Japan||2:30:30|
|14||March 7, 1993||Kamila Gradus||Poland||2:27:38|
|13||March 1, 1992||Teruko Oe||Japan||2:31:04|
|12||March 3, 1991||Sachiko Yamashita||Japan||2:31:02|
|11||March 4, 1990||Wanda Panfil||Poland||2:31:04|
|10||March 5, 1989||Zhao Youfeng||China||2:28:20|
|9||March 6, 1988||Zhao Youfeng||China||2:27:56|
|8||March 1, 1987||Carla Beurskens||Netherlands||2:28:27|
|7||March 2, 1986||Katrin Dörre||East Germany||2:29:33|
|6||March 3, 1985||Nanae Sasaki||Japan||2:33:57|
|5||March 4, 1984||Glenys Quick||New Zealand||2:34:25|
|4||January 27, 1983||Ellen Hart||United States||1:08:58*|
|3||March 7, 1982||Cathie Twomey||United States||1:06:52*|
|2||March 8, 1981||Mie Tanaka||Japan||1:17:50*|
|1||March 9, 1980||Nanae Sasaki||Japan||1:16:10*|
- NB: (*) Asterisks indicate results of 20-kilometre road races
- World Athletics Platinum Label Road Racing. World Athletics (2020). Retrieved on 2020-01-15.
- Nakamura, Ken et al (2010-03-15). Nagoya International Women's Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
- Nakamura, Ken (2012-03-11). Mayorova steals the show in Nagoya, third time a charm for Ozaki - Report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-20.
- Asian Championships Marathon. Association of Road Racing Statisticians (2013-03-02). Retrieved on 2013-09-28.
- Nagoya Women’s Marathon is cancelled. IAAF (2011-03-11). Retrieved on 2011-03-13.