Nkoka wins two oceans

By Drum Digital
19 April 2014

Lebenya Nkoka of Lesotho secured victory in the 56km Two Oceans ultra-marathon in Cape Town.

Lebenya Nkoka of Lesotho secured victory in the 56km Two Oceans ultra-marathon in Cape Town on Saturday.

Nkoka broke clear of a three-man lead group with less than 10km remaining to win the annual race in an unofficial time of 3:09:49.

Local favourite Hendrick Ramaala fought back in the closing stages, after dropping off the pace, to grab second place on his ultra-marathon debut.

Results of the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town:

56km: Men: 1 Lebenya Nkoka (LES) 3:09:52

2 Hendrick Ramaala (RSA) 3:11:33

3 Masilo Matjiane (LES) 3:12:00

4 Warinyane Lebopo (LES) 3:12:24

5 Ketema Tadesse (ETH) 3:12:35

6 Michael Mazibuko (RSA) 3:13:05

7 Arnold Kibet Kiptaoi (KEN) 3:14:06

8 Henry Moyo (MAL) 3:15:37

9 Mthandazo Qhina (RSA) 3:16:07

10 Othaniel Phahlane (RSA) 3:16:21

Women: 1 Nina Podnebesnova (RUS) 3:40:07

2 Shitaye Gemechu Debellu (ETH) 3:43:37

3 Elena Nurgalieva (RUS) 3:43:59

4 Mamorallo Tjoka (LES) 3:46:13

5 Paulina Njeya (RSA) 3:50:48

6 Olesya Nurgalieva (RUS) 3:51:46

7 Chelitu Bogale Asefa (ETH) 3:56:58

8 Ntombesintu Mfunzi (RSA) 4:00:52

9 Alemtsehay Hailu Kakissa (ETH) 4:03:56

10 Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM) 4:07:32

21km: Men: 1 Stephen Mokoka (RSA) 1:04:16

2 Joel Mmone (RSA) 1:04:29

3 Gladwin Mzazi (RSA) 1:04:29

4 Benedict Moeng (RSA) 1:04:40

5 Asefa Negewo (ETH) 1:05:12 Women: 1 Lebo Phalula (RSA) 1:14:00 2 Rene Kalmer (RSA) 1:14:23 3 Gezashigh Gemeda (RSA) 1:15:02 4 Mapaseka Makhanya (RSA) 1:15:35 -SAPA and Gallo Images

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