Live: Women’s marathon starts the action, with Aussie Hannah Green looming in the golf

The women’s marathon has been moved forward to a 7:00am AEST start to try to beat the heat in Tokyo, while Australian Hannah Green starts the final round of the golf in a tie for third spot.

See what’s coming up on day 15 with our daily schedule, see where Australia sits on the medal tally or keep an eye on our dedicated Olympics page to stay across more key moments.

Follow all the action from day 15 with our live blog.

Live updates

By Simon Smale

MARATHON: Field stretching out

Good morning everyone.

It’s early stages in the marathon and the natural sorting out of orders and pace is still in the process of happening, although they have set a pretty swift pace through the opening 5km (18.02 – which would place you pretty high in your average parkrun, without the prospect of having to run another seven and a bit of them back-to-back).

There are three Australians in the field, Sinead Diver, Lisa Weightman and Ellie Pashley.

We just saw that Pashley has already just dropped off the back of that lead group as it climbs up a steady incline.

Diver is in amongst it though, just hanging on the shoulder of the leaders in that pack.

By Andrew Mcgarry

Heat affecting the runners already in women’s marathon

We may have our first withdrawal already – Turkey’s Meryem Erdogan has come to a stop at the 5km mark and is holding her legs as if in pain or cramping.

She may have had an existing problem, but that is not a good sign that runners are having to stop this early on.

We also have no times yet for Ethiopia’s Zeineba Yimer, and Japan’s Mao Ichiyama and Ayuko Suzuki. Not sure what’s happened there.

About 20 per cent of the field failed to finish yesterday’s men’s 50km race walk. Let’s hope we don’t have as many as that today.

By Andrew Mcgarry

By Andrew Mcgarry

Tokyo heat brings early start for women’s marathon

We have an early start this morning, the women’s marathon was due to start at 7am local time (8am AEST).

However the race, which had already been shifted to Sapporo, has been time-shifted an hour thanks to the expected heat and humidity.

The athletes are about 3km into the race, and Japan’s Honami Maeda is the early leader. The rest of the runners are in a bunch.

Already they are moving to one side of the road to get the shade and avoid the full heat of the sun.

This could be a tough morning.

By Andrew Mcgarry


Hello, good morning and welcome to day 15, the penultimate day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics!

It should be a brilliant day – and we have a chance to see some Australian Olympic history made … no pressure on the Boomers, Hannah Green in the golf or Stewart McSweyn and Ollie Hoare in the men’s 1,500m tonight!


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