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Olympic Champion to run real,- BERLIN-MARATHON!

Japanese Olympic Marathon Champion Naoko Takahashi starts in Berlin

2001-06-18

The Japanese Olympic Marathon Champion Naoko Takahashi will run, 371 days after winning the gold medal at the Sydney Olypmic Games, the 28th real,- BERLIN-MARATHON on the 30th of September 2001.

Returning from Australia to Japan NaokoTakahashi received a heros welcome and is now one of the most popular athletes in Japan.

After the extra-ordinary and demanding effort Naoko Takahashi was using a lengthy recovery period and is now using a long build-up to prepare for this years real,- BERLIN-MARATHON.

The steep carreer of the 29 year-old athlete started in 1998 with a win at the Asian-Championchips in Bangkok in the time of 2:21:47. She recorded a further success in posting a win in 2:22:19 at the Nagoya Marathon in the spring of 2000. Her next marathon was the Olympic Marathon in Sydney which she won in the Olympic record time of 2:23:14.

The fast course of Berlin might experience another Japanese victory as the strongest marathon runner prepares her spare races very conscientous.

The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON is welcoming the Olympic Champion and will also continue its tradition of honouring a Olympic Champion with a portrait on the medal which every of the 30,000 finishing runners will receive – who else could it be than Naoko Takahashi in this year?


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