LIZ McCOLGAN SEVENTH IN TOKYO MARATHON

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Britain's Liz McColgan was in the leading group for 19 miles but slipped back to finish seventh in the Tokyo international women's marathon, coming home almost two minutes behind Japan's Junko Asari who recovered from a fall to win in 2hr 28min 46sec.

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S MARATHON: 1 J Asari (Japan) 2hr 28min 46sec; 2 V Yegorova (Rus) 2:28:48; 3 M Hara (Japan) 2:28:50; 4 N Yoshida (Japan) 2:28:56; 5 I Goto (Japan) 2:29:37; 6 M Sobanska (Pol) 2:30:16; 7 L McColgan (GB) 2:30:32; 8 J Nagy (Hung) 2:32:00; 9 J Tsukamoto (Japan) 2:32:26; 10 R Kokowska (Pol) 2:32:41.

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