Records broken at Savai'i Marathon

By Thomas Airey, 15 April 2019

Chiaki Sakakibara of Japan set a new women's record for the Savai'i International Marathon at the fourth ever running of the race on Saturday.

Her time of four hours, 31 minutes and 51 seconds in the full marathon is the seventh fastest ever since the event began in 2016.

This year's race was won by Matthew Howden of Australia, who reached the finish line at Salelologa in a time of four hours, 30 minutes and five seconds.


The full 42.195 kilometre race started at Sale'aula Lava Field, with the finish line at the S.S.A.B./A.N.Z. complex in Salelologa

The half marathon men's race was won by Ricardo Cunha of Portugal in a time of one hour, 56 minutes and 35 seconds, while Suzuka Kaneshiro of Japan won the women's race and set a new record (breaking Sakakibara's mark from 2018) with her time of one hour, 57 minutes and 43 seconds.


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2019 Savai'i International Marathon full results:

Marathon

  • Matthew Howden (Australia) - 4:30:05
  • Chiaki Sakakibara (Japan) - 4:31:51

Half-Marathon

  • Ricardo Cunha (Portugal) - 1:56:35
  • Suzuka Kaneshiro (Japan) - 1:57:43
  • Ariane Stevenson (Samoa) - 2:02:24
  • Monty Jefferson (England) - 2:02:53
  • Kohei Kamibayashi (Japan) - 2:10:20
  • Anna Rivara (USA) - 2:14:06
  • Tomoko Tanaka (Japan) - 2:19:05
  • Akiko Ano (USA) - 2:40:34
  • Misiuaita Fa'amoetauloa (Samoa)- 2:43:38
  • Yuka Ooyama (Japan) - 2:47:30
  • Koichi Hayashi (Japan) - 2:51:42
  • Satoru Matsubara (Japan) - DNF

10km

  • Ty Feekings (Australia) - 1:00:42
  • Kat Riley (Australia) - 1:04:17
  • Laura Howden (Australia) - 1:07:16
  • Akihiko Nakai (Japan) - 1:15:30
  • Azusa Shiroma (Japan) - 1:15:57
  • Mikey Dyer (Australia) - 1:24:01

6km

  • Motu Patila (Samoa) - 0:55:11
  • Sayo Suzuki (Japan) - 1:11:16
  • Grace Va'ai (Samoa) - 1:14:29
  • Yuka Nozawa (Japan) - 1:16:38
  • Rei Kashiyama (Japan) - 1:17:37
  • Seutatia Va'ai (Samoa) - 1:18:38

4km

  • Lazaria Va'ai (Samoa) - 1:13:52
  • Salote Va'ai (Samoa) - 1:18:50
  • Moelagi Leilani Jackson (New Zealand) - 1:23:36
  • Barry Sapatu (Samoa) - 1:23:56


All Savai'i International Marathon finishers to date:

  • Kuniyoshi Watanabe (Japan): 2018 - 3:09:11
  • Miwa Yoshikazu (Japan): 2018 - 3:13:22
  • Kuniyoshi Watanabe (Japan): 2017 - 3:28:03
  • Maciej Rakowski (Poland): 2018 - 4:17:11
  • Bobby Caerni (USA): 2016 - 4:24:56
  • Matthew Howden (Australia): 2019 - 4:30:05
  • Chiaki Sakakibara (Japan): 2019- 4:31:51
  • Sam Nimarota (Samoa): 2016 - 4:39:49 
  • Wataru Yamasaki (Japan): 2018 - 4:42:02
  • Hiromi Nagae (Japan): 2017 - 4:59:05
  • Hiroshi Miyazaki (Japan): 2017 - 5:11:03 (Oldest runner at 65yrs) 
  • Darryl Baker (Australia): 2018 - 5:25:00
  • Prudence Raine (Australia): 2018 - 5:45:00 (first female runner) 
  • Afoa Daniel Afoa (Samoa): 2016 - 6:22:21
  • Noriyuki Arai (Japan) 2017 - 6:26:35
By Thomas Airey, 15 April 2019

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