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Olympic Marathon Medalists Gelana and Kirui Headline 2013 Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon

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The domestic and international elite fields for the Feb. 3 Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon were released on Jan. 15.  Headlining the men's field is London Olympics marathon silver medalist Abel Kirui (Kenya), who will be joined by Japanese Olympic marathoners Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) and Ryo Yamamoto (Team Sagawa Express).  London Olympics women's marathon gold medalist and defending Marugame champion Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) returns to face off against 2011 Daegu World Championships marathon 5th-placer Yukiko Akaba (Team Hokuren) and last year's National Championships 10000 m 5th-place finisher Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku).

2013 Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon Entry List Highlights
Marugame, Kagawa, 2/3/13
click here for complete field listing

Women
Kim Smith (New Zealand) - 1:07:11
Yukiko Akaba (Team Hokuren) - 1:08:11
Nicole Chapple (Australia) - 1:08:37
Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) - 1:08:48
Yumiko Hara (Team Univ. Ent.) - 1:09:28
Marisa Barros (Portugal) - 1:09:41
Hiroko Miyauchi (Team Kyocera) - 1:09:54
Eri Hayakawa (Team Toto) - 1:10:14
Kaori Yoshida (Puma RC) - 1:10:18
Sayo Nomura (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 1:10:34
Misato Horie (Team Noritz) - 1:10:37
Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 1:10:58

Men
Abel Kirui (Kenya) - 1:00:11
Atsushi Sato (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 1:00:25
Jacob Wanjuki (Kenya/Team Aichi Seiko) - 1:00:32
Alistair Cragg (Ireland) - 1:00:49
Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta) - 1:00:58
Daniel Gitau (Kenya/Team Fujitsu) - 1:01:01
Benjamin Gandu (Kenya/Nihon Univ.) - 1:01:06
Collis Birmingham (Australia) - 1:01:25
Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) - 1:01:34
Johana Maina (Kenya/Team Fujitsu) - 1:01:34
Tatsunori Hamasaki (Team Komori Corp.) - 1:01:45
Yuta Igarashi (Team JR Higashi Nihon) - 1:01:46
Kenta Oshima (Team NTN) - 1:01:48
Yuko Matsumiya (Team Hitachi Butsuryu) - 1:01:53
Yuichiro Ogawa (Team Kanebo) - 1:01:53
Ryo Yamamoto (Team Sagawa Express) - 1:01:54
Tomoyuki Morita (Team Kanebo) - 1:01:55
Hiromitsu Kakuage (Komazawa Univ.) - 1:01:56
Takahiro Yamanaka (Team Honda) - 1:01:57
Masamichi Shinozaki (Team Hitachi Butsuryu) - 1:01:58
Hiroyuki Uno (Team Honda) - 1:01:58
Shuji Yoshikawa (Team Kyudenko) - 1:01:58
Kidane Tadasse (Eritrea) - debut - 27:06.16 for 10000 m
Ryuji Ono (Team Asahi Kasei) - debut - 27:53.19 for 10000 m
Enock Omwamba (Kenya/Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - debut - 28:17.00 for 10000 m

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