Osaka Marathon

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Osaka Marathon
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Datelate October or November
LocationOsaka, Japan Japan
Event typeRoad
DistanceMarathon
Primary sponsorK-Opticom Corporation
Established2011
Course recordsMen:
Old course - 2:11:43 (2014)
Kenya Jackson Limo
New course - 2:07:47 (2019)
Ethiopia Asefa Tefera
Women:
Old course - 2:31:19 (2018)
Morocco Soud Kanbouchia
New course - 2:26:29 (2019)
Ethiopia Aberu Mekuria
Official siteOsaka Marathon
Participants31,594 (2019)
53,363 (2018)

The Osaka Marathon (大阪マラソン, Osaka Marason) is an annual marathon road running event for men and women over the classic distance of 42.195 kilometres which is held in late October in the city of Osaka, Japan. There is also a "challenge run" with a distance of 8.8km.[1] In 2019 edition of the race, a new race course was introduced where it starts near to and finishs at the Osaka Castle Park. [2]

The event is jointly hosted by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese national newspaper. The first edition took place on October 30, 2011. In total, 27161 runners started the marathon race and of these 26175 finished the full distance.[3]

The 2020 edition of the race was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.[4]

Winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st October 30, 2011 (2011-10-30)  Elijah Sang (KEN) 2:12:43  Lidia Șimon (ROM) 2:32:48
2nd November 25, 2012 (2012-11-25)  Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (MGL) 2:11:54  Lidia Șimon (ROM) (2) 2:33:14
3rd[5] October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)  Jackson Limo (KEN) 2:12:06  Monica Jepkoech (KEN) 2:39:23
4th October 26, 2014 (2014-10-26)  Jackson Limo (KEN) (2) 2:11:43  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) 2:33:04
5th October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25)  Daniel Kosgei (KEN) 2:13:46  Maryna Damantsevich (BLR) (2) 2:32:28
6th October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)  Benjamin Ngandu (KEN) 2:12:47  Yoshiko Sakamoto (JPN) 2:36:02
7th November 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)  Kaleab Selomon (ERI) 2:12:03  Yumiko Kinoshita (JPN) 2:34:38
8th November 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)  Charles Munyeki (KEN) 2:14:11  Soud Kanbouchia (MAR) 2:31:19
9th December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)  Asefa Tefera (ETH) 2:07:47  Aberu Mekuria (ETH) 2:26:29
2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic[4]

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Coordinates: 34°38′17″N 135°25′03″E / 34.6381°N 135.4175°E / 34.6381; 135.4175