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Mara Yamauchi disappointed with Great North Run time

Mara Yamauchi
Yamauchi finished 10th in the 2010 London Marathon

Oxford-born Athlete Mara Yamauchi says she had hoped to go faster in the Great North Run on Sunday despite a fifth place finish.

Yamauchi, 36, who is now based in Japan, recorded a time of 70 minutes 39 seconds as she builds up towards November's New York marathon.

Yamauchi told BBC Sport. "It was a reasonable time.

"I was hoping to go a little bit quicker but hopefully in another month I'll be going quicker."

Ethiopian Berhane Adere won the women's race at the race on Tyneside.



see also
Great North win for Gebrselassie
19 Sep 10 |  Athletics
Yamauchi aims for New York double
10 Aug 10 |  Athletics
Yamauchi ready for Marathon test
23 Apr 10 |  Athletics
Briton Yamauchi wins in New York
21 Mar 10 |  Athletics
Yamauchi to compete in New York
25 Feb 10 |  Athletics


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