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Mara Yamauchi to compete in New York Half-Marathon

Mara Yamauchi
Yamauchi has been considering a switch to cross-country skiing

Oxford-born Mara Yamauchi will complete her warm-up for the London Marathon by racing in the New York Half-Marathon.

The Japan-based 36-year-old was sixth in the Olympic marathon in Beijing in 2008 and second in London last year.

She said: "This will be my final tune-up so I can sharpen my race tactics before heading to London.

"I am really looking forward to racing against top-level competitors in this event. The atmosphere and support in New York is fantastic."

see also
Brit Yamauchi second in Marathon
26 Apr 09 |  Athletics
Yamauchi considers ski challenge
05 Dec 08 |  Athletics
Yamauchi clocks new personal best
27 Jan 08 |  Athletics
Yamauchi ready for altitude test
23 May 08 |  Athletics

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