Mara Yamauchi (nee Myers)
Born: 13 August 1973
Height: 162 cm
Education: Oxford University, St Anne's College
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
London School of Economics, Masters's degree
Politics and Economics
Club: Harrow AC (UK)
Mara Yamauchi is a top British marathon runner.
In April 2009, she set her personal best of 2:23:12 in the London Marathon, a time which ranks her as the 2nd fastest British female marathon runner ever.
Mara came 6th at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing which equals the best place ever by a British woman in the Olympic marathon.
She is currently on unpaid leave from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to focus on her running career.
Having spent 5 years living in Tokyo, she moved back to the UK in February 2011 to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics. She lives in London with her Japanese husband/coach, Shigetoshi.
Her other main performances are as follows:
Winner, 2008 Osaka International Ladies’ Marathon
Winner, New York Half Marathon 2010
Bronze medalist, Commonwealth Games 10,000m, Melbourne 2006
9th place, World Championships Marathon, Osaka 2007