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Ozaki wins Japan’s Lone Medal in Berlin

Japan's Yoshim Ozaki, placed second in marathon

Japan's Yoshimi Ozaki, placed second in marathon

     In the IAAF World Championships from Berlin it was Japan’s Yoshimi Ozaki leading most of the way in the grueling marathon (42K) race before being passed by China’s Bai Xue in the final kilometer.

    Xue won the gold medal clocking 2 hours 25 minutes and 15 seconds with Ozaki taking the silver finishing 10 seconds behind Xue.

    Ozaki’s medal was the only one that Japan could muster during the two week world championships in track and field.

China's Bai Xue win the marathon at the World Championships in Berlin

China's Bai Xue win the marathon at the World Championships in Berlin

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment