Japan`s Kawauchi wins Gold Coast Marathon

Updated: Jul 07, 2013, 15:22 PM IST

Gold Coast (Australia): Japanese Yuki Kawauchi levelled a meet record as he claimed the men`s title at the Gold Coast Marathon here Sunday.

Kawauchi, who has already qualified for the Moscow World Championships next month, came in first with a timing of two hours, 10 minutes and one second, beating compatriot Taiga Ito, who clocked 2:11.52, reports Xinhua.

"I registered a fairly good time which wasn`t out of my expectation. Winning this race is my first target and my bigger dream is about the World Championships," said Kawauchi.