Irish national Frazer and Akita resident Suzuki win 25th Okinawa Marathon

Irish national Frazer and Akita resident Suzuki win 25th Okinawa Marathon

On the morning of February 19 at the Okinawa Athletic Stadium Thomas Frazer takes first place in the 2017 Okinawa Marathon.


February 19, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo online edition

On February 19 in the morning 35-year-old Irish national Thomas Frazer, who currently lives in Uruma City, won the men’s division of the full marathon with a time of 2 hours 27 minutes and 9 seconds. Thirty-two-year-old Eri Suzuki from Akita Prefecture took the women’s division at 2 hours 47 minutes and 40 seconds. In the ten-kilometer road race 20-year-old Hayata Hokama of Naha took first place in the men’s general division at 32 minutes and 7 seconds, while 21-year-old Nana Haisuke of Nago won first in the women’s general division with 39 minutes and 7 seconds.

There were 12,118 people entered in the full marathon, 2,849 people entered in the ten-kilometer road race, and 411 people entered in the half marathon newly established to commemorate the Okinawa Marathon’s 25th year. Preliminary figures showed 10,349 people registered for the full marathon.

(English translation by T&CT and Erin Jones)

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