Yurika Nakamura

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Yurika Nakamura at the London Marathon in 2011

Yurika Nakamura (中村 友梨香, Nakamura Yurika) (born 1 April 1986 in Fukuchiyama) is a Japanese long-distance runner. Nakamura grew up in the Hyōgo Prefecture.

She finished seventh at the 2006 World Road Running Championships, helping the Japanese team win the bronze medal in the team competition. In 2008, she won the Nagoya Marathon in her marathon debut.[1] In the 2008 Summer Olympics marathon, she finished 13th. She won the 2009 Sapporo Half Marathon title with a time of 1:09:20.[2]


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Japan
2008 Nagoya Marathon Nagoya, Japan 1st 2:25:51
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 13th 2:30:19
2010 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 7th 2:30:40

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  1. ^ "Nakamura wins Nagoya marathon, Takahashi a distant 27th". International Herald Tribune. HighBeam Research/AP. 10 March 2008. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ Nakamura, Ken (5 July 2009). "Ngatuny and Nakamura take Sapporo Half Marathon titles". IAAF. Retrieved 24 April 2016.

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