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Tanaka wins Yokohama women’s marathon

November 16, 2014

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Tomomi Tanaka of Japan won the Yokohama International Women’s Marathon on Sunday in a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 57 seconds.

Tanaka pulled ahead of Kenya’s Philes Ongori with 50 meters left to claim victory in the last running of the race. Ongori finished two seconds back.

Japan’s Reia Iwade, appearing in her first marathon at the age of 19, was third with a time of 2:27:21.

The race, which originally started in Tokyo in 1979 and was moved to Yokohama in 2009 following the launch of the mass participation Tokyo Marathon, will be discontinued after this year, reportedly for financial reasons.

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