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Race news Supersports Laguna Phuket Marathon

11 June 2019, 9am

12,000-plus runners from all over the world – Filipino and Japanese runners shine

Record participation at Laguna Phuket Marathon

Laguna Phuket Marathon
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Phuket’s largest mass participation sports event, the Laguna Phuket Marathon, welcomed a record 12,000-plus runners from 73 countries for its 14th edition.

The largest nationalities represented at this year’s Laguna Phuket Marathon were Thai, Japanese, Chinese and British. There was also a large contingent of runners from the Philippines and who made their presence known with Richard Salano and Prince Joey Lee finishing first and second in the Men’s Half Marathon, and Christine Hallasgo (PHI) and Christabel Martes (PHI) placing first and third in the Women’s Half Marathon.

Japanese runners dominated the 10.5km distance with Hiroki Nakajima and Hisashi Kitamura claiming first and second in the Men’s division ahead of Supit Chantharat (THA) in third. In the Women’s race, Phuket-based Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS) won in a time of 00:41:30, 23 seconds ahead of Tomomi Nakajima (JPN), who out-raced compatriot Sawa Aoki.

The Japanese super couple of Hiroki Nakajima and Tomomi Nakajima won their respective Marathon distances at the 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon and returning this year ran 10.5km on the first day, and Marathon the day after. While Hiroki was out sprinted to finish fourth overall in the Men’s division, Tomomi went on to win the Women’s distance for the second time ahead of Amy Mumford (GBR) and April Rose Diaz (PHI).

The Men’s Marathon was won by another Japanese runner, Takashi Mino, in 2:35:02.

A notable performance from Australian Hayley Newman saw her win the 5km Women’s race for the third consecutive time.

Famed for its beautiful course around Laguna Phuket and the island’s northern beaches, organisers strived to reduce single-use plastics on the course this year.


1 Takashi MINO JPN 2:35:02
2 Bryan QUIAMCO PHI 2:40:15
3 Azlan PAGAY PHI 2:41:20
1 Tomomi NAKAJIMA JPN 3:03:55
2 Amy MUMFORD GBR 3:10:10
3 April Rose DIAZ PHI 3:24:57
Half marathon
1 Richard SALANO PHI 1:13:25
2 Prince Joey LEE PHI 1:14:00
3 Daisuke YAMAUCHI JPN 1:16:59
1 Christine HALLASGO PHI 1:25:28
2 Natthaya THANARONNAWAT THA 1:29:00
3 Christabel MARTES PHI 1:29:51
1 Hiroki NAKAJIMA JPN 34:48
2 Hisashi KITAMURA JPN 36:41
3 Supit CHANTHARAT THA 37:06
1 Dimity-Lee DUKE AUS 41:30
2 Tomomi NAKAJIMA JPN 41:54
3 Sawa AOKI JPN 45:12
1 Mohamed RASHEED MDV 16:43
2 Oliver TROTT GBR 16:49
3 Jay LILLEY GBR 17:00
1 Hayley NEWMAN AUS 19:23
2 Natthaya THANARONNAWAT THA 19:40
3 Florence WILLIAMS GBR 20:55

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