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News Archive Olympic champion Noguchi shapes-up in Korea

The second edition of the Samsung Distance Challenge was held today

in Gyeonggi-Do Hwaseong, Korea, and was highlighted by a women’s 5000m,

and a men’s 10km Race Walk.

Japan’s Mizuki Noguchi, the 2004

Athens Olympic women’s Marathon champion was the star name of the

women’s 5000m. She pushed the pace from the front throughout the race,

but with one lap to go China’s Zhou Chunxiu who had been at the back of

the pack for most of the race, put in a finishing burst to beat the

26-year-old Olympic gold medallist.