• Mathathi Wins Fukuoka Marathon

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Martin Mathathi of Kenya took the win at the 67th Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday (1). The 2007 world 10000m bronze medalist  crossed the finish line in an impressive 2:07:16 defeating his compatriot Joseph Gitau by almost 2 minutes (2:09:00). The final spot on the podium took Japanese runner Yuki Kawauchi who was only 5 seconds behind Gitau.

Top 20 Results

1. Martin Mathathi (Kenya/Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 2:07:16 - PB
2. Joseph Gitau (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) - 2:09:00
3. Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref. Gov't) - 2:09:05
4. Henryk Szost (Poland) - 2:09:37
5. Chiharu Takada (Team JR Higashi Nihon) - 2:10:39 - PB
6. Reid Coolsaet (Canada) - 2:11:24
7. Mekubo Mogusu (Kenya/Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 2:12:03
8. Ayad Lamdassem (Spain) - 2:12:31
9. Satoru Sasaki (Team Asahi Kasei) - 2:13:12
10. Bobby Curtis (U.S.A.) - 2:13:24 - PB
11. Ben Moreau (Great Britain) - 2:15:52 - PB
12. Hironori Arai (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 2:16:04
13. Takayuki Matsumiya (Team Konica Minolta) - 2:16:16
14. Carlos Trujillo (U.S.A.) - 2:17:48
15. Sho Matsumoto (Nikkei Business) - 2:18:13
16. Takaki Mori (Montblanc) - 2:18:17 - PB
17. Brendan Martin (U.S.A.) - 2:18:28 - PB
18. Takaya Sakamoto (Tokushima T&F Assoc.) - 2:19:34 - PB
19. Yasuyuki Yamamoto (Team JFE Steel) - 2:20:51
20. Koji Hayasaki (Ishinomaki RC) - 2:21:45

 

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