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.

, 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