• Elite Fields: Yokohoma Women’s Marathon

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The 2012 Yokohama Women’s Marathon, which doubles as one of the qualifying races for the marathon team at the World Championships in Moscow, will be held on Sunday 18 November in Yokohama, Japan.  The race has been held only three times in Yokohama, it was previously held in Tokyo from 1979 to 2008.  The race will attract a lot of attention from the Japanese marathon fans, for the first Japanese finisher in the race will be automatically selected for the marathon team provided she runs faster than 2:23:59. 

The Yokohama Women’s Marathon is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.

 Elite field

Lydia Cheromei (KEN) 2:21:30, 2012 Dubai 

Marisa Barros (POR) 2:25:04, 2011 Yokohama

Zivile Balciunaite (LTU) 2:25:15, 2005 Tokyo

Kateryne Stetsenko (UKR) 2:27:51, 2010 Dublin

Joanne Pavey (GBR) 2:28:24, 2011 London

 

Runners who originally scheduled to run NYC marathon

Jelena Prokopcuka (LAT)   2:22:56, 2005 Osaka

Kim Smith (NZL) 2:25:21, 2010 London 

Amy Hastings (USA) 2:27:03, 2011 Los Angeles

Serena Burla (USA)            2:28:27, 2012 Seoul (Dong A)

Adriana Nelson (USA) 2:28:52, 2008 London

Domestic

Yukiko Akaba 2:24:09, 2011 London

Remi Nakazato 2:24:28, 2012 Nagoya

Mai Ito 2:25:26, 2012 Nagoya

Noriko Matsuoka 2:26:54, 2011 London

Eri Hayakawa 2:28:11, 2004 Honolulu

Mizuho Nasukawa 2:25:38, 2009 Tokyo

Sumiko Suzuki 2:29:25, 2012 Tokyo

Kaori Yoshida 2:29:45, 2010 Chicago

Mayumi Fujita 2:29:36, 2010 Nagoya

 

Pace makers

Asami Kato

Nanami Matsuura

Maria Konovalova (RUS)

Olena Shurkhno (UKR)

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