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2014 Copenhagen World Half Marathon team members Masato Kikuchi (Team Konica Minolta) and Risa Takenaka (Team Shiseido) lead the best-ever Japanese contingent at Sunday's Great North Run half marathon, appearing with support from JRN.

2014 Great North Run
Newcastle, U.K., 9/7/14
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Men
Mike Kigen (Kenya) - 59:58
Mo Farah (Great Britain) - 1:00:10a / 1:00:59
Mark Kiptoo (Keya) - 1:00:29
Ezrah Sang (Kenya) - 1:01:03
Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) - 1:01:15
Masato Kikuchi (Japan/Team Konica Minolta) - 1:01:17
Paulo Roberto de Almeida Paula (Brazil) - 1:02:30
Thomas Ayeko (Uganda) - 1:02:32
Keisuke Tanaka (Japan/Team Fujitsu) - 1:02:38
Hiroaki Sano (Japan/Team Honda) - 1:02:40
Sho Matsueda (Japan/Team Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki) - 1:02:41
Ian Hudspith (Great Britain) - 1:02:53
Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) - 1:02:59
Jonathan Mellor (Great Britain) - 1:02:59
Takamitsu Hashimoto (Japan/Team Komori Corp.) - 1:03:13
Luis Feiteira (Portugal) - 1:03:43
Tadele Geremew (Ethiopia) - 1:04:33
Andy Vernon (Great Britain) - 1:04:43
Jonny Hay (Great Britain) - 1:04:45
Neil Renault (Great Britain) - 1:04:47
John Beattie (Great Britain) - 1:04:50
Tom Payn (Great Britain) - 1:04:55
Luke Caldwell (Great Britain) - debut - 28:47.39

Women
Mary Keitany (Kenya) - 1:05:50
Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 1:06:56a
Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) - 1:07:41a / 1:08:48
Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) - 1:07:48a / 1:08:48
Caroline Kilel (Kenya) - 1:08:16
Ana Dulce Felix (Portugal) - 1:08:32
Polline Wanjiku (Kenya) - 1:09:06
Marisa Barros (Portugal) - 1:09:09a / 1:09:41
Annie Bersagel (U.S.A.) - 1:10:09
Risa Takenaka (Japan/Team Shiseido) - 1:10:10
Gemma Steel (Great Britain) - 1:10:19
Susan Partridge (Great Britain) - 1:10:32
Alyson Dixon (Great Britain) - 1:10:37
Haruna Takada (Japan/Team Yamada Denki) - 1:11:46
Sonia Thomas-Samuels (Great Britain) - 1:12:36
Julie Briscoe (Great Britain) - 1:13:28
Carrie Dimoff (U.S.A.) - 1:14:41
Charlotte Purdue (Great Britain) - debut - 32:03.55

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Yusuke Ishida (Waseda Univ.) - 49.35

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