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Yoshida and Ogi 1-2 in Gold Coast Marathon, Kawauchi 4th

translated and edited by Brett Larner

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At the July 1 Gold Coast Marathon in Australia, Kaori Yoshida (Amino Vital AC) won the women's race in 2:30:36.  Madoka Ogi (Team Juhachi Ginko) ran 2:33:48 for 2nd.  In the men's race Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) was 4th overall in 2:13:26.

2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Queensland, Australia, 7/1/12
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Note: There are wide disparities between the net and gross times listed in the official results.  The times listed below are based on the apparent gross times and will be adjusted pending further information.

1. Kaori Yoshida (Amino Vital AC) - 2:30:36
2. Madoka Ogi (Team Juhachi Ginko) - 2:33:48
3. Hellen Kimutai (Kenya) - 2:36:45
4. Filomena Costa (Portugal) - 2:40:57
5. Chihiro Tanaka (AthleC AC) - 2:40:58

1. Alemayehu Shumye (Ethiopia) - 2:10:35
2. Robert Mwangi (Kenya) - 2:12:19
3. Ernest Kebenei (Kenya) - 2:12:49
4. Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref.) - 2:13:26
5. Jonathan Peters (Australia) - 2:20:05


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