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.[1] It is held on the same day as the Nagoya City Marathon [ja], 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.[2]

Nagoya Women's Marathon
DateMid-March
LocationNagoya,  Japan
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorMenard Cosmetic
Established1980
Course records2:20:29 (2020)
Japan Mao Ichiyama
Official siteNagoya Women's Marathon
Participants96 (2020)
119 (2019)

HistoryEdit

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.[3] Performances at the race are typically taken into consideration when deciding the Japanese women's Olympic or World Championship teams.[4] Nagoya has also twice hosted the women's Asian Marathon Championship race (1988 and 1994).[5]

The 2011 race was cancelled due to the Tōhoku earthquake that March.[6] 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.[4]

The 2020 edition of the race was restricted to elite runners only due to the coronavirus pandemic.[7] 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.[7]

WinnersEdit

Key:   Course record   Japanese championship race   Asian Marathon Championship race

  • Bolding indicates course record improvement
Edition Date Winner Country Time (h:m:s)
40[8] 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

ReferencesEdit

Winners

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