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Hokkaido Marathon Elite Field

by Brett Larner

This year's 29th edition of the Hokkaido Marathon features an all-Japanese invited elite field led by sub-2:11 men Hideaki Tamura (Team JR Higashi Nihon) and Ryosuke Fukuyama (Team Honda) and 2011 World Championships marathoner and defending women's champion Azusa Nojiri (Hiratsuka Lease).  The race will take place simultaneously with the Beijing World Championships women's marathon.

Hokkaido Marathon
Sapporo, Hokkaido, 8/30/15
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Men
Hideaki Tamura (JR Higashi Nihon) - 2:10:54 (Biwako 2013)
Ryosuke Fukuyama (Honda) - 2:10:59 (Biwako 2013)
Tomohiro Tanigawa (Konica Minolta) - 2:11:39 (Nagano 2015)
Ryoichi Matsuo (Asahi Kasei) - 2:12:11 (Nobeoka 2014)
Tatsunari Hirayama (Yasukawa Denki) - 2:12:38 (Nobeoka 2013)
Yu Chiba (Honda) - 2:13:19 (Beppu-Oita 2013)

Women
Azusa Nojiri (Hiratsuka Lease) - 2:24:57 (Osaka Women's 2012)
Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 2:29:08 (Osaka Women's 2015)
Aki Odagiri (Tenmaya) - 2:30:24 (Nagoya Women's 2015)
Asami Furuse (Kyocera) - 2:30:57 (Nagoya Women's 2013)
Yuka Takemoto (Canon AC Kyushu) - 2:31:02 (Kitakyushu 2014)
Yuko Mizuguchi (Denso) - 2:31:39 (Nagoya Women's 2014)
Yukiko Okuno (Shiseido) - 2:32:41 (Osaka Women's 2015)
Kana Orino (Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 2:33:51 (Nagoya Women's 2014)
Megumi Amako (Canon AC Kyushu) - 2:34:28 (Seoul International 2015)
Saki Tabata (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 2:34:35 (Nagoya Women's 2015)

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