Ced-Matat Heritage Marathon triumph

2017-10-27 06:00
Runners (from left) Rutendo Nyahora, Thabiso Mohoto of Ced-Mata Athletics Club and David Manja (winner) with his cheque.PHOTO: supplied

Runners (from left) Rutendo Nyahora, Thabiso Mohoto of Ced-Mata Athletics Club and David Manja (winner) with his cheque.PHOTO: supplied

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MATATIELE Local Municipality and Ced-Matat Athletics Club hosted the annual Ced-Matat Heritage Marathon which attracted runners from across the country, Zimbabwe and Lesotho last Sunday.

Runners participated in 21km, 10km and 5km distances from Harry Gwala Township, finishing at North End Stadium.

First male home in the 21km was Lesotho runner David Manja in a time of 1:06, and was awarded R20 000. He was followed by Tebello Ramokongoana also from Lesotho, in a time of 1:06:53, who received R15 000, then Teboho Noosi who won R10 000. His time was unknown at the time of going to press.

The first female home in the 21km was Rutendo Nyahora from Zimbabwe in a time of 1:19 who received R20 000. She was followed by Jeneta Mbhele from Umzimkhulu who finished in 1:22, receiving R15 000, then Loveness Madziva from Zimbabwe in a time of 1:23, who received R10 000.

Thabiso Mohoto from Ced-Matat Athetics Club said the marathon was initiated in 2013 to promote a healthy lifestyle.

“This year the marathon received a lot of support from runners and sponsors. People must join athletic clubs and get training,” said Mohoto.

Nomonde Nkukhu, the portfolio head of Economic Development and Planning from Matatiele Local Municipality said the marathon has contributed to the economy of Matatiele.

“This marathon has contributed to building social cohesion for the people of Matatiele and promoted tourism,” said Nkukhu. - Supplied.


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