Mkonde, Chara win Greater Edendale

2014-11-17 00:00

OVER 1 800 participants took part yesterday for the 8th annual Greater Edendale 10 km Marathon and fun race held at the FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale.

Crossing the line first in 30 minutes and 46 seconds, Siyabonga Mkonde, won the prize money of R2 500 as well as Lingo Chara in the women’s race, finishing in 36 minutes and 25 seconds.

In the male category Ndumiso Sokhela was placed second, followed by Amos Rotich in third and Bonginkosi Zwane in fourth.

Mkonde told The Witness that he had run 21,1 km at the South African National Championship on Saturday in Pretoria and came second.

“I wasn’t looking to win the Edendale race because of my race in Pretoria but told myself that I can do another 10 km in Edendale,” he said.

The running machine from Newcastle considers athletics as a tool of putting food on the table. “I started running cross-country when I was in school, then I became a marathon runner in 2008 and since then I’ve been making a lot of money out of being a runner,” he said.

Comrades Marathon chairperson, Macdonald Chitja, said the marathon was very successful this year. “The quality of the event and attendents stood out this year. We thank all the participants and sponsors for their contributions towards the success of this event,” he said.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.