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Weekend Overseas Road Race Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

2014 Incheon Asian Games marathoner Eri Hayakawa (Team Toto) ran Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon, finishing 3rd in 1:14:10 behind American Rio Olympics marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Amy Cragg.  Japan's Eri Okubo ran into trouble early at Saturday's Stockholm Marathon, dropping out just halfway through the race.  Okubo started slow, averaging around 4:00/km through 15 km, before dropping to slower than 6:00/km through 20 km and then dropping out.  Jane Moraa Onyangi (Kenya) won the women's race in 2:31:46, with countryman Stanley Kipchirchir Koech taking the men's race in 2:10:58.

Ai Utsunomiya (Team Miyazaki Ginko) had more success in the Czech Republic, finishing 4th in the women's race at the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon in 1:13:57.  Ashete Bekere (Ethiopia) won in 1:10:40.  Two of Japan's better male athletes, London Olympian Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) and 2016 National XC Champion Takashi Ichida (Team Asahi Kasei), were ineffectual, Nakamoto 8th in 1:05:03 and Ichida 12th in just 1:06:48, both far behind Barselius Kipyego (Kenya), the men's winner in 1:00:30.

Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon
San Diego, CA, U.S.A., 6/5/16
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Women
1. Shalane Flanagan (U.S.A.) - 1:07:51
2. Amy Cragg (U.S.A.) - 1:09:50
3. Eri Hayakawa (Team Toto) - 1:14:10

Men
1. Scott Smith (U.S.A.) - 1:02:34
2. Daniel Teklebrahan (U.S.A.) - 1:03:36
3. Jeffrey Eggleston (U.S.A.) - 1:03:44


Stockholm Marathon
Stockholm, Sweden, 6/4/16
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Women
1. Jane Moraa Onyangi (Kenya) - 2:31:46
2. Isabellah Andersson (Sweden) - 2:35:47
3. Charlotte Karlsson (Sweden) - 2:46:29
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DNF - Eri Okubo (Japan)

Men
1. Stanley Kipchirchir Koech (Kenya) - 2:10:58
2. Daniel Kiprop Limo (Kenya) - 2:12:00
3. Benjamin Bitok (Kenya) - 2:14:01


Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon
České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 6/4/16
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Women
1. Ashete Bekere (Ethiopia) - 1:10:40
2. Risper Chebet (Kenya) - 1:12:01
3. Sarah Jebet (Kenya) - 1:12:38
4. Ai Utsunomiya (Japan/Miyazaki Ginko) - 1:13:57
5. Lucy Wambui Murugi (Kenya) - 1:14:53

Men
1. Barselius Kipyego (Kenya) - 1:00:30
2. Henry Rutto Kiplagat (Kenya) - 1:00:52
3. Geoffrey Kimutai Koech (Kenya) - 1:02:29
4. Frankline Chepkwony (Kenya) - 1:03:01
5. Evans Cheruiyot (Kenya) - 1:03:18
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8. Kentaro Nakamoto (Japan/Yasukawa Denki) - 1:05:03
12. Takashi Ichida (Japan/Asahi Kasei) - 1:06:48

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