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Top 100 Japanese Women's Marathon Performances

Updated 3/10/19

1. 2:19:12 – Mizuki Noguchi, Berlin 2005
2. 2:19:41 – Yoko Shibui, Berlin 2004
3. 2:19:46 – Naoko Takahashi, Berlin 2001
4. 2:21:18 – Mizuki Noguchi, Osaka Int'l 2003 [2]
5. 2:21:22 – Yoko Shibui, Chicago 2002 [2]
6. 2:21:36 - Yuka Ando, Nagoya Women's 2017
7. 2:21:37 – Mizuki Noguchi, Tokyo Int'l 2007 [3]
8. 2:21:45 – Masako Chiba, Osaka Int'l 2003
9. 2:21:47 – Naoko Takahashi, Bangkok 1998 [2]
10. 2:21:49 – Naoko Takahashi, Berlin 2002 [3]

11. 2:21:51 – Naoko Sakamoto, Osaka Int'l 2003
12. 2:22:12 – Eri Yamaguchi, Tokyo Int'l 1999
13. 2:22:17 - Kayoko Fukushi, Osaka Int'l 2016
14. 2:22:19 – Naoko Takahashi, Nagoya 2000 [4]
15. 2:22:23 - Mizuki Matsuda, Berlin 2018
16. 2:22:44 - Mizuki Matsuda, Osaka Int'l 2018 [2]
17. 2:22:46 – Reiko Tosa, London 2002
18. 2:22:48 - Sairi Maeda, Nagoya 2015
19. 2:22:56 – Harumi Hiroyama, Osaka Int'l 2000

20. 2:23:07 - Hanami Sekine, Nagoya 2018
21. 2:23:11 – Yoko Shibui, Osaka Int'l 2001 [3]
22. 2:23:14 – Naoko Takahashi, Sydney 2000 [5]

23. 2:23:19 - Tomomi Tanaka, Nagoya 2016
24. 2:23:20 - Rei Ohara, Nagoya 2016
25. 2:23:23 - Risa Shigetomo, Osaka Int'l 2012
26. 2:23:26 – Hiromi Ominami, Berlin 2004
26. 2:23:26 – Harumi Hiroyama, Nagoya 2006 [2]
28. 2:23:30 – Mari Ozaki, Osaka Int'l 2003
28. 2:23:30 - Yoshimi Ozaki, Tokyo Int'l 2008
30. 2:23:34 - Ryoko Kizaki, Nagoya 2013
31. 2:23:42 - Yoko Shibui, Osaka Int'l 2009 [4]
32. 2:23:43 – Takami Ominami, Rotterdam 2002
33. 2:23:46 - Honami Maeda, Osaka Int'l 2018

34. 2:23:47 - Mao Kiyota, Nagoya Women's 2017
35. 2:23:48 – Yumiko Hara, Osaka Int'l 2007
36. 2:23:52 - Reia Iwade, Nagoya 2019
37. 2:23:56 - Yoshimi Ozaki, Yokohama Int'l 2011 [2]
38. 2:23:57 – Reiko Tosa, Nagoya 2004 [2]
39. 2:23:58 – Yoko Shibui, Nagoya 2006 [5]
40. 2:23:59 – Mari Ozaki, Osaka Int'l 2005 [2]

41. 2:24:05 - Mizuki Noguchi, Nagoya 2013 [4]
42. 2:24:09 - Yukiko Akaba, London 2011
43. 2:24:09 - Kayoko Fukushi, Nagoya 2019 [2]
44. 2:24:11 – Reiko Tosa, Boston 2006 [3]
45. 2:24:14 – Mizuki Noguchi, Saint-Denis 2003 [5]
45. 2:24:14 - Yoshimi Ozaki, Nagoya 2012 [3]

47. 2:24:19 – Yumiko Hara, Nagoya 2005 [2]
47. 2:24:19 - Miyuki Uehara, Nagoya 2019
49. 2:24:20 – Yumiko Hara, Helsinki, 2005 [3]
50. 2:24:21 - Kayoko Fukushi, Osaka Int'l 2013 [3]
51. 2:24:22 - Risa Shigetomo, Osaka Int'l 2017 [2]
52. 2:24:25 – Megumi Oshima, Nagoya 2005
52. 2:24:25 - Kayoko Fukushi, Chicago 2015 [4]
54. 2:24:27 - Yuri Kano, Tokyo Int'l 2008
55. 2:24:28 - Remi Nakazato, Nagoya 2012
56. 2:24:29 - Remi Nakazato, Yokohama Int'l 2011 [2]
57. 2:24:32 - Mao Kiyota, Nagoya 2016 [2]
58. 2:24:33 – Rie Matsuoka, Paris 2002
58. 2:24:33 – Tomo Morimoto, Vienna 2006
58. 2:24:33 - Mao Ichiyama, Tokyo 2019
61. 2:24:34 – Harumi Hiroyama, Osaka Int'l 2002 [3]
62. 2:24:36 – Reiko Tosa, Nagoya 2000 [4]
63. 2:24:38 - Kayoko Fukushi, Chicago 2011 [5]
63. 2:24:38 - Reia Iwade, Nagoya 2016 [2]
65. 2:24:39 – Naoko Takahashi, Tokyo Int'l 2005 [6]
65. 2:24:39 – Mari Ozaki, Osaka Int'l 2007 [3]
 
67. 2:24:42 - Mai Ito, Nagoya 2015
68. 2:24:43 – Yuri Kano, Osaka Int'l 2007 [2]
68. 2:24:43 - Yukiko Akaba, London 2013 [2]
70. 2:24:47 – Reiko Tosa, Tokyo Int'l 2000 [5]
70. 2:24:47 – Megumi Oshima, Nagoya 2004
[2]
72. 2:24:54 – Ryoko Eda, Nagoya 2005
73. 2:24:55 - Yukiko Akaba, London 2010 [3]
74. 2:24:57 - Azusa Nojiri, Osaka Int'l 2012
75. 2:25:02 – Rie Matsuoka, Tokyo Int'l 2002 [2]
75. 2:25:02 - Yoko Shibui, Nagoya 2012 [6]
77. 2:25:03 – Takami Ominami, Nagoya 2003 [2]
78. 2:25:09 – Masako Chiba, Saint-Denis 2003 [2]

78. 2:25:09 - Sayaka Kuwahara, Nagoya 2016
80. 2:25:10 - Kiyoko Shimahara, Hokkaido 2009
81. 2:25:11 – Masako Chiba, Rotterdam 2002 [3]
82. 2:25:14 – Kayoko Obata, Osaka Int'l 2000
83. 2:25:21 – Yasuko Hashimoto, Nagoya 2005

84. 2:25:23 - Honami Maeda, Berlin 2018 [2]
85. 2:25:25 – Naoko Sakamoto, Saint-Denis 2003 [2]
85. 2:25:25 - Yoshimi Ozaki, Berlin WC 2009 [4]
85. 2:25:25 - Sairi Maeda, Nagoya 2019 [2]
88. 2:25:26 - Mai Ito, Nagoya 2012 [2]
88. 2:25:26 - Ryoko Kizaki, Nagoya 2014 [2]
90. 2:25:28 - Mizuki Tanimoto, Nagoya 2019
91. 2:25:29 – Naoko Sakamoto, Osaka Int'l 2004 [3]
91. 2:25:29 - Azusa Nojiri, London 2011 [2]
91. 2:25:29 - Shiho Takechi, Nagoya 2016
94. 2:25:31 - Eri Hayakawa, Nagoya 2014
95. 2:25:33 - Mizuki Noguchi, Nagoya 2012 [6]
96. 2:25:34 – Tomo Morimoto, Osaka Int'l 2008 [2]
97. 2:25:35 – Mizuki Noguchi, Nagoya 2002
[7]
98. 2:25:38 - Mizuho Nasukawa, Tokyo 2009
99. 2:25:40 - Yukiko Akaba, Osaka Int'l 2009 [4]
99. 2:25:40 - Yoshiko Fujinaga, London 2011
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101. 2:25:43 - Mari Ozaki, London 2010 [4]
102. 2:25:44 - Misato Horie, Osaka Int'l 2017
103. 2:25:46 – Harumi Hiroyama, Helsinki 2005 [4]
103. 2:25:46 – Masako Chiba, Hokkaido 2005 [4]
103. 2:25:46 - Rei Ohara, Osaka Int'l 2019
 [2]
103. 2:25:23 - Miyuki Uehara, Berlin 2018 [2]
107. 2:25:48 – Naoko Takahashi, Nagoya 1998 [7]
108. 2:25:50 - Ryoko Kizaki, Incheon 2014 [3]
109. 2:25:51 – Yurika Nakamura, Nagoya 2008
109. 2:25:51 - Yoko Shibui, Tokyo Int'l 2008 [7]
111. 2:25:52 – Miyoko Takahashi, Rotterdam 1994
111. 2:25:52 – Kayoko Obata, Osaka Int'l 2006 [2]
113. 2:25:56 – Harumi Hiroyama, Osaka Int'l 2005 [5]
113. 2:25:56 - Yuko Watanabe, Osaka Int'l 2013

49 women sub-2:26
36 women sub-2:25
25 women sub-2:24
12 women sub-2:23
6 women sub-2:22
3 women sub-2:21
3 women sub-2:20

49 women sub-2:26
26 women sub-2:26 once
23 women sub-2:26 more than once
13 women sub-2:26 more than twice
10 women sub-2:26 more than three times
8 women sub-2:26 more than four times
3 women sub-2:26 more than five times
3 women sub-2:26 more than six times

36 women sub-2:25
18 women sub-2:25 once
18 women sub-2:25 more than once
10 women sub-2:25 more than twice
5 women sub-2:25 more than three times
5 women sub-2:25 more than four times
1 woman sub-2:25 more than five times

25 women sub-2:24
17 women sub-2:24 once
8 women sub-2:24 more than once
3 women sub-2:24 more than twice
2 women sub-2:24 more than three times
2 women sub-2:24 more than four times

12 women sub-2:23
8 women sub-2:23 once
4 women sub-2:23 more than once
2 women sub-2:23 more than twice
1 woman sub-2:23 more than three times

6 women sub-2:22
3 women sub-2:22 once
3 women sub-2:22 more than once
2 women sub-2:22 more than twice

3 women sub-2:21
3 women sub-2:21 once

3 women sub-2:20
3 women sub-2:20 once

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Betsudai - the Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
daigaku - university
ekiden - a long-distance relay race
faito - a courseside audience cheer; see ganbatte
ganbatte (ganbare) - a courseside audience cheer; see faito
gasshuku - an intensive training camp
Hakone Ekiden - the annual university men`s championships
jitsugyodan - corporate-sponsored professional running teams
onsen - a hot spring
Q-chan - Naoko Takahashi, the 2000 Sydney Olympics women`s marathon gold medalist, Olympic record holder and first woman to break 2:20 in the marathon
rikujo - track and field, the marathon, and other running events
Rikuren - the JAAF
tasuki - the sash which is handed off during an ekiden
zannen - too bad
otaku - a nerdy, socially awkward person, usually male, who is obsessed with some esoteric topic