Honan Maeda [23 = Tenmaya], who has been decided to be the Tokyo Olympics marathon women's national team, won the women's 30km Japan record of 1 hour 38 minutes 35 seconds. The previous record was 1 hour 38 minutes 49 seconds marked by Mizuki Noguchi at the 2005 Berlin Marathon [30 km].
We survived a tough course with intense ups and downs. Maeda, who was running top among women from the beginning, was surrounded by male players and passed the first half of the 15km with a comfortable lap of 49 minutes and 24 seconds. The pace did not slow down in the second half. After the goal, he expressed his enthusiasm, saying, "I wanted to run a good course for the Tokyo Olympics. I want to do my best for the marathon race in the future." It rained just before the start, and the temperature was 9.7 degrees. The weather was also set for allies.
Noguchi, who won the tournament record in 2004 [1 hour, 39 minutes, 9 seconds], gained momentum in Ome and connected to the gold medal of the Athens Olympics in the same summer. Maeda, who was aiming for the time update, set a new record for Japan rather than a race record. Toyo Taketomi was surprised, saying, “It was a little unexpected. I did my best.” “At the time of Athens, Mr. Noguchi was running here with good time, so I had one goal [repainting it]. I can keep my goal a little higher. " He felt his response toward the Tokyo Olympics.
Masaya Taguchi [Honda] won the men's 30km in 1 hour 30 minutes and 45 seconds, and Yuki Kawauchi [Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance] finished 8th.