24 June 2001Saroma, Japan - Yasufumi Mikami of Japan clocked six hours 38 minutes 50 seconds to win the men's event at the Lake Saroma 100-kilometre (62-mile) ultra marathon on Sunday.
His compatriot, Hideo Nojo, came in second in 6:46:55, followed by Masaru Sakamoto in 7:16:08.
In the women's race in northern Japan, Noriko Sakurai
finished top in 8:00:41, ahead of fellow Japanese Akiko Sekiya in 8:09:50 and Kazuko Kondo
1. Yasufumi Mikami (JPN) 6hr 38min 50sec
2. Hideo Nojo (JPN) 6:46:55
3. Masaru Sakamoto (JPN) 7:16:08
4. Katsuyuki Takahashi (JPN) 7:32:16
5. Shuji Uochi (JPN) 7:34:08
1. Noriko Sakurai (JPN) 8hr 00min 41sec
2. Akiko Sekiya (JPN) 8:09:50
3. Kazuko Kondo (JPN) 8:43:14
4. Mayumi Okabe (JPN) 8:45:37
5. Yuko Handa (JPN) 9:24:40