Yemane Tsegay to defend at Fukuoka Marathon (December 3)


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FUKUOKA (JPN): Reigning champion Yemane Tsegay (2:04:48 PB) from Ethiopia will face former Olympic and world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich (2:06:33 PB) from Uganda in the Fukuoka Marathon on Sunday. Other leading contenders include Kenyans Lani Rutto (2:06:34 PB) and track star Bedan Karoki (2:07:41 PB) while Norway's Sondre Nordstad Moen (2:10:07 PB) looks set to make a big improvement after running a 59:47 half marathon in October. The best home runners in the line-up include frequent runner Yuki Kawauchi (2:08:14 PB) and Satoru Sasaki (2:08:56 PB).

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