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Gobena wins Osaka women's marathon

Gobena wins Osaka women's marathon

Ethiopia's Amane Gobena has won the Osaka International Women's Marathon.
Gobena pulled ahead at the 39-kilometer mark Sunday and crossed the finish line at Osaka's Nagai Stadium with a personal best time of 2 hours, 25 minutes, 15 seconds. Marisa Barros of Portugal was second with a time of 2:25:40 and Japan's Mari Okazaki was third in 2:26:28.
It was Gobena's first marathon victory since winning in Toronto last year.
"This was a tough race," Gobena said. "It was a very competitive field so I'm very pleased with this win."


Updated : 2021-03-05 06:47 GMT+08:00