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Patrick Makau wins Fukuoka Marathon in 2:08:22

Former world record-holder Patrick Makau from Kenya returned to winning ways with victory at the 68th Fukuoka International Marathon in Fukuoka, Japan on Sunday.

Kenya's Patrick Makau winning at the 68th Fukuoka International Marathon / (c) 2014 Kazuyuki Sugimatsu, all rights reserved
Kenya's Patrick Makau winning at the 68th Fukuoka International Marathon / (c) 2014 Kazuyuki Sugimatsu, all rights reserved

Former world record-holder Patrick Makau from Kenya returned to winning ways with victory at the 68th Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday in Fukuoka, Japan.

[link id=”301″ tax=”post_tag” text=”Makau”], 29, sat back in the pack throughout the race before dropping the competition at 38km to cross the finish line in 2:08:22.

Ethiopian Raji Assefa grabbed the second place in 2:08:48 while Mongolian Ser-Od Bat-Ochir settled for third in a national record time of 2:08:50.

Selected Results

  1. Patrick Makau Musyoki (Kenya) – 2:08:22
  2. Raji Assefa (Ethiopia) – 2:08:48
  3. Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (Mongolia) – 2:08:50 – NR
  4. Masakazu Fujiwara (Team Honda) – 2:09:06
  5. Tomoya Adachi (Team Asahi Kasei) – 2:09:59 – PB
  6. Henryk Szost (Poland) – 2:10:02
  7. Chiharu Takada (Team JR Higashi Nihon) – 2:10:03 – PB
  8. Yared Asmerom (Eritrea) – 2:10:09
  9. Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta) – 2:10:50 – PB
  10. Mekubo Mogusu (Kenya/Team Nissin Shokuhin) – 2:11:29
  11. Yoshiki Otsuka (Team Aichi Seiko) – 2:11:40 – PB
  12. Kentaro Nakamoto (Team Yasukawa Denki) – 2:11:58
  13. Noriaki Takahashi (DeNA RC) – 2:12:00 – PB
  14. Sean Quigley (U.S.A.) – 2:13:30 – PB
  15. Johana Maina (Kenya/Team Fujitsu) – 2:13:46 – debut
  16. Joseph Gitau (Kenya/Team JFE Steel) – 2:15:13
  17. Takaaki Koda (Team Asahi Kasei) – 2:16:19
  18. Taiga Ito (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) – 2:16:34
  19. Benjamin Ngandu (Kenya/Team Monteroza) – 2:16:42
  20. Kenji Higashino (Team Asahi Kasei) – 2:16:50 – PB
  21. Martin Mathathi (Kenya/Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) – 2:17:23
  22. Gladwin Mzazi (South Africa) – 2:17:43 – debut
  23. Sho Matsumoto (Team Nikkei Business) – 2:17:49
  24. Hayato Sonoda (Team Kurosaki Harima) – 2:19:35 – debut
  25. Muga Hamazaki (Kai T&F Assoc.) – 2:19:49 – PB

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Yomog Meje is a former Nigerian junior athlete and the Associate editor at Athletics Africa.

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