Nagano, Japan - Moges Taye and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia easily won the sixth
annual Nagano Marathon, today. Both ran the last part of the course alone, Taye
having broken away from the mens leaders around 13.5Km, and Roba doing the same
after 30Km in the womens race. Taye clocked 2:13:09 while Roba ran 2:28:05.
Shigekatsu Kondo (the fastest Japanese runner in the field) initially led
the race ahead of a chasing pack of seven runners - Josiah Thugwane, Adam
Dobrzynski, Moges Taye, Alemayehu Simretu, Roderic De Highden, Satoshi Watanabe
and Manabu Itayama.