Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko won the Osaka Women’s Marathon for the third straight year setting a Ukrainian record of 2:22:09 at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (25).
Ukraine’s Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko will return to the Osaka Women's Marathon on 25 January and bid to become just the second woman to win in the Japanese city on three successive occasions, after organisers of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race announced their elite field on Friday (26).
The champions from the past three editions of the Osaka Women’s Marathon – Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko, Risa Shigetomo and Yukiko Akaba – have returned to contest the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, which this year doubles as a selection race for the 2014 Asian Games, on Sunday (26).
Virgin Money London Marathon organisers announced their women’s elite field on Wednesday (22) and the reigning Olympic and World champions will be among the opponents of London defending champion Priscah Jeptoo at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 13 April.
The organisers of the 33rd edition of the Osaka International Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, have announced that Ukraine’s reigning champion Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko will defend her title on 26 January.
Coming from behind to pass local star Kayoko Fukushi with 900m left in the race, Ukraine’s Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko won the Osaka Women’s Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label race, in a personal best of 2:23:58 on Sunday (27).
The 32nd Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will be held on a course that is essentially the same as that used for the 2007 IAAF World Championships and local interest centres on whether Kayoko Fukushi can finally get it right and deliver a performance worthy of her potential.