Naoko Takahashi

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Naoko Takahashi
Medal record
Women’s Athletics
Representing  Japan
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney Marathon
In this Japanese name, the family name is Takahashi.

Naoko Takahashi (高橋 尚子 Takahashi Naoko?, born May 6, 1972) is a Japanese athlete. She is best known as a long-distance runner competing mainly in the marathon.

In 2008, she retired from racing.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Takahashi was not a successful runner in high school. She improved after she graduated from college.[2]

International competitions[change | change source]

Timeline[change | change source]

  • 1997: 5000m World Championships, 13th[2]
  • 1997: Osaka International Women's Marathon, 7th place
  • 1998: Nagoya International Women's Marathon, 1st place, Japanese record at the time[3]
  • 1998: Bangkok Asian Games, gold medal, Japanese record at the time[3]
  • 2000: Nagoya International Women's Marathon, 1st place
  • 2000: Sydney Olympics, gold medal, current Olympic record[3]
  • 2001: OHME Marathon (30 km), Japanese record at the time
  • 2001: Berlin Marathon, 1st place, World Record at the time[1]
  • 2002: Berlin Marathon, 1st[2]
  • 2003: Tokyo International Women's Marathon, 2nd[2]
  • 2005: Tokyo International Women's Marathon, 1st[2]
  • 2006: Tokyo International Women's Marathon, 3rd[2]
  • 2008: Nagoya Marathon, 27th[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sydney marathon champion Takahashi to retire," Agence France-Presse (AFP). 28 October 2008; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), "Takahashi, Marathon barrier-breaker, announces retirement," 29 October 2008; retrieved 2012-7-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Naoko Takahashi"; retrieved 2012-7-20.

Other websites[change | change source]

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