IAAF.org: Roba wins in Nagano, as Atlanta’s Olympic champions experience mixed fortunes
11.04.2004Nagano, 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.
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