Sunday, November 25, 2007

Simon 1st, Shimahara 2nd, Nagata 5th at Toray Shanghai Marathon

translated by Brett Larner

This summer`s Osaka World Championships women`s marathon 6th place finisher Kiyoko Shimahara (Second Wind AC) finished 2nd in 2:35:41 at the Nov. 25 Toray Shanghai Marathon. The marathon course started from Shanghai`s Nanjing Road Century Plaza. 2000 Sydney Olympics silver medalist Lidia Simon (Romania) won the race in a course record time of 2:29:28.

In the men`s race, Sammy Kipkoech (Kenya) won in 2:13:01, while Japan`s Koichiro Nagata (F.R.A.) ran 2:16:22 to finish 5th in his debut marathon.

Translator`s note: Lidia Simon also beat Shimahara in the Osaka World Championships, finishing in 5th place only 14 seconds ahead of Shimahara.

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