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61-Year-Old Mariko Yugeta Becomes First 60+ Woman to Go Sub-Three



61-year-old Mariko Yugeta of Saitama has become the first 60+ woman in history to run faster than three hours in the marathon. At the Nov. 3 Shimonoseki Kaikyo Marathon Yugeta ran 2:59:15 for 3rd place, smashing the 60+ world record of 3:02:50 by a wide margin. It was her 99th marathon and just shy of her PB of 2:58:05. When reporters visited her for an interview she was in the middle of a track session with a high school track team, doing a menu of 3000/2000/1000 m intervals in 11:23, 7:22 and 3:33. Yugeta said her daily routine includes 3 minutes standing on an inclined board every morning while brushing her teeth, and that she believes she can run 2:57.

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https://runnet.jp/smp/topics/runnerstv/191118.html
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Metts said…
I saw this on You tube a week or so ago, and was just waiting for when you would post it.
Brett Larner said…
I'll translate more of the dialogue when I have time.
What a great accomplishment!
Tomasz said…
I met Mrs Mariko Yugeta at Bangkok Marathon. She overtook me at kilometer 30. I managed to catch her just before the finish line. This was on the 117th November. It means that she ran another marathon at 3h12, two weeks after her record race. Wow!

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