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Sunday April 18th, 2021
Nagano, Japan
Distance: Marathon

The Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon is an annual marathon road race which takes place in mid-April in Nagano, Japan. It is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race competition. The Nagano Marathon has races for both elite and amateur runners. It is named in honour of the 1998 Winter Olympics which were held in Nagano.

The course has a point-to-point style and it has received accreditation from the Japan Association of Athletics Federations and AIMS. The route begins at the Nagano City Athletic Park and heads in a generally southern direction, passing the Zenk-ji temple before finishing at the Nagano Olympic Stadium. The route incorporates four of the former Olympic venues into the race.

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Race Date: 04/18/2021 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:10:39 Jackson Kiprop 32 UGA
2nd Male 2:10:42 Deresa Geleta 27 ETH
3rd Male 2:11:21 Naoya Sakuta 21 JPN
4th Male 2:12:45 Alfred Kering 40 KEN
Female 2:33:32 Meskerem Hunde 30 ETH
2nd Female 2:33:46 Kebene Chala 27 ETH
3rd Female 2:35:03 Valentine Kipketer 26 KEN
4th Female 2:36:02 Pauline Wangui 34 KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:12:45 Alfred Kering 40 KEN

The Nagano Marathon vies to bring back the inspiration experienced during the Olympic Winter Games (Nagano 1998), providing an annual event to keep the excitement forever alive! It also aims to contribute to the development of regional sports, culture and the Olympic movement and to provide an unique opportunity for amateurs and world-class athletes to run together, expanding the horizons of running.

"Nagano Marathon" aims to uphold the ideals of the Nagano Olympics and fulfill the dreams of future generations while in coexistence with an environment rich in nature.

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