The following are the leading results from the 2022 Osaka Women’s Marathon, a World Athletics elite label road race event, which took place on Sunday (30).
Highlighting the event was Mizuki Matsuda after she broke the race record when improving her personal best to 2:20:52 to secure the victory and moved up to the No. 5 spot on the Japanese all-time list.
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The 2017 Asian Championships 10,000m bronze medalist, who entered the race on Sunday with a career-best of 2:21:47, which was also set in Osaka in 2020, went on to not only improve her PB but also bettered the 2:21:11 race record, set by Mao Ichiyama last year.
Matsuda, 26, was followed across the finish line by Mao Uesugi, who also improved her lifetime best, as the top four finishers all ran faster than 2:24, and six of the first seven runners over the finish line set personal bests.
Uesugi grabbed second with 2:22:29, followed by Natsumi Matsushita who ran 2:23:05 to round out the podium places.
Fourth-place Mizuki Tanimoto (2:23:11), Yukari Abe (2:24:02 5th) and seventh-place Rie Kawauchi (2:25:35) also improved their PBs, while Sayaka Sato was sixth with 2:24:47.
Leading 2022 Osaka Women’s Marathon results
NAME NAT. TIME
- Mizuki MATSUDA JPN 2:20:52
- Mao UESUGI JPN 2:22:29
- Natsumi MATSUSHITA JPN 2:23:05
- Mizuki TANIMOTO JPN 2:23:11
- Yukari ABE JPN 2:24:02
- Sayaka SATO JPN 2:24:47
- Rie KAWAUCHI JPN 2:25:35
- Reia IWADE JPN 2:27:14
- Misaki KATO JPN 2:28:27
- Ayano IKEMITSU JPN 2:28:53
- Hanae TANAKA JPN 2:30:45
- Haruka YAMAGUCHI JPN 2:30:49
- Michi NUMATA JPN 2:31:52
- Shiho KANESHIGE JPN 2:32:54
- Ayumi HAGIWARA JPN 2:34:14
- Tomomi SAWAHATA JPN 2:36:45
- Miyu MIYANAGA JPN 2:38:28
- Sayo NOMURA JPN 2:38:55
- Ayano IKEUCHI JPN 2:39:36
- Tomoko HORIOKA JPN 2:41:32
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