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50th Japanese Woman Runs Sub-2:26

Running on International Women's Day at yesterday's Nagoya Women's Marathon, debuting 2019 National Corporate Half Marathon champion Sayaka Sato (Sekisui Kagaku) became the 50th Japanese woman in history to run under 2:26, finishing 5th in 2:23:27. Below are all 50 and their 119 performances that collectively make up the top end of women's sport in Japan.

Mizuki Noguchi
2:19:12, Berlin 2005
2:21:18, Osaka Int'l 2003
2:21:37, Tokyo Int'l 2007
2:24:05, Nagoya 2013
2:24:14, Paris 2003
2:25:33, Nagoya 2012
2:25:35, Nagoya 2002

Yoko Shibui
2:19:41, Berlin 2004
2:21:22, Chicago 2002
2:23:11, Osaka Int'l 2001
2:23:42, Osaka Int'l 2009
2:23:58, Nagoya 2006
2:25:02, Nagoya 2012
2:25:51, Tokyo Int'l 2008

Naoko Takahashi
2:19:46, Berlin 2001
2:21:47, Bangkok 1998
2:21:49, Berlin 2002
2:22:19, Nagoya 2000
2:23:14, Sydney 2000
2:24:39, Tokyo Int'l 2005
2:25:48, Nagoya 1998

Mao Ichiyama
2:20:29, Nagoya 2020
2:24:33, Tokyo 2019

Yuka Ando
2:21:36, Nagoya 2017
2:22:41, Nagoya 2020

Masako Chiba
2:21:45, Osaka Int'l 2003
2:25:09, Paris 2003
2:25:11, Rotterdam 2002
2:25:46, Hokkaido 2005

Mizuki Matsuda
2:21:47, Osaka Int'l 2020
2:22:23, Berlin 2018
2:22:44, Osaka Int'l 2018

Naoko Sakamoto
2:21:51, Osaka Int'l 2003
2:25:25, Paris 2003
2:25:29, Osaka Int'l 2004

Eri Yamaguchi
2:22:12, Tokyo Int'l 1999

Kayoko Fukushi
2:22:17, Osaka Int'l 2019
2:24:09, Nagoya 2019
2:24:21, Osaka Int'l 2013
2:24:25, Chicago 2015
2:24:38, Chicago 2011

Reiko Tosa
2:22:46, London 2002
2:23:57, Nagoya 2004
2:24:11, Boston 2006
2:24:36, Nagoya 2000
2:24:47, Tokyo Int'l 2000

Sairi Maeda
2:22:48, Nagoya 2015
2:25:25, Nagoya 2019

Harumi Hiroyama
2:22:56, Osaka Int'l 2000
2:23:26, Nagoya 2006
2:24:34, Osaka Int'l 2002
2:25:46, Helsinki 2005
2:25:56, Osaka Int'l 2005

Hanami Sekine
2:23:07, Nagoya 2018

Tomomi Tanaka
2:23:19, Nagoya 2016

Rei Ohara
2:23:20, Nagoya 2016
2:25:46, Osaka Int'l 2019

Risa Shigetomo
2:23:23, Osaka Int'l 2012
2:24:22, Osaka Int'l 2017

Hiromi Ominami
2:23:26, Berlin 2004

Sayaka Sato
2:23:27, Nagoya 2020

Mari Ozaki
2:23:30, Osaka Int'l 2003
2:23:59, Osaka Int'l 2005
2:24:39, Osaka Int'l 2007
2:25:43, London 2010

Yoshimi Ozaki
2:23:30, Tokyo Int'l 2008
2:23:56, Yokohama Int'l 2011
2:24:14, Nagoya 2012
2:25:25, Berlin 2009

Ryoko Kizaki
2:23:34, Nagoya 2013
2:25:26, Nagoya 2014
2:25:50, Incheon 2014

Takami Ominami
2:23:43, Rotterdam 2002
2:25:03, Nagoya 2003

Honami Maeda
2:23:46, Osaka Int'l 2018
2:25:16, MGC 2019
2:25:23, Berlin 2018

Mao Kiyota
2:23:47, Nagoya 2017
2:24:32, Nagoya 2016

Yumiko Hara
2:23:48, Osaka Int'l 2007
2:24:19, Nagoya 2005
2:24:20, Helsinki 2005

Reia Iwade
2:23:52, Nagoya 2019
2:24:38, Nagoya 2016

Yukiko Akaba
2:24:09, London 2011
2:24:42, London 2013
2:24:55, London 2010
2:25:40, Osaka Int'l 2009

Miyuki Uehara
2:24:19, Nagoya 2019
2:25:23, Berlin 2018

Megumi Oshima
2:24:25, Nagoya 2005
2:24:47, Nagoya 2004

Yuri Kano
2:24:27, Tokyo Int'l 2008
2:24:43, Osaka Int'l 2007

Remi Nakazato
2:24:28, Nagoya 2012
2:24:29, Yokohama Int'l 2011

Rie Matsuoka
2:24:33, Paris 2002
2:25:02, Tokyo Int'l 2002

Tomo Morimoto
2:24:33, Vienna 2006
2:25:34, Osaka Int'l 2008

Mai Ito
2:24:42, Nagoya 2015
2:25:26, Nagoya 2012

Ryoko Eda
2:24:54, Nagoya 2005

Azusa Nojiri
2:24:57, Osaka Int'l 2012
2:25:29, London 2011

Sayaka Kuwahara
2:25:09, Nagoya 2016

Kiyoko Shimahara
2:25:10, Hokkaido 2009

Kayoko Obata
2:25:14, Osaka Int'l 2000
2:25:52, Osaka Int'l 2006

Yasuko Hashimoto
2:25:21, Nagoya 2005

Mizuki Tanimoto
2:25:28, Nagoya 2019

Shiho Takechi
2:25:29, Nagoya 2016

Eri Hayakawa
2:25:31, Nagoya 2014

Mizuho Nasukawa
2:25:38, Tokyo 2009

Yoshiko Fujinaga
2:25:40, London 2011

Misato Horie
2:25:44, Osaka Int'l 2017

Yurika Nakamura
2:25:51, Nagoya 2008

Miyoko Asahina
2:25:52, Rotterdam 1994

Yuko Watanabe
2:25:56, Osaka Int'l 2013


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