VAC athletes receive Comrades medals

2018-06-21 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedPraveen Sewnarain displays his medal received in Comrades Marathon.

PHOTO: suppliedPraveen Sewnarain displays his medal received in Comrades Marathon.

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LOCAL athletes from the Verulam Athletic club participated in the Comrades Marathon last Sunday and received medals.

Team VAC was led by novice runner Sipho Silangwe in a Bill Rowan medal time of 8.08.

Vukani Maphumulo, who achieved his 10th Comrades finish medal, thus earning the coveted Green number in 8.37, credited his training schedule and immense sacrifice he has made this year.

Maphumulo remains a valued member of team VAC and, in the run up to the event, provided invaluable support for team VAC novices and communication crew for Comrades.

Walter Mthembu, last year’s back to back finisher, received his third medal in a courageous 9.59 finish despite almost losing out on his chance to compete in the marathon after a knee injury and late substitution.

Praveen Sewnarain delivered on his ninth consecutive Comrades finish with an easy-paced enjoyable finish to received his bronze medal.

- Supplied.

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