All-In Africa Marathon this Sunday

2015-09-10 06:00
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Athletes who will participate in the All-In Africa Marathon on Sunday.

PHOTO: supplied Athletes who will participate in the All-In Africa Marathon on Sunday.

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MORE than 1000 runners are expected to take part in the All-In Africa Marathon on Sunday.

The marathon, with three distances - 56km, 21km and 10km - will start at the YMCA in Edendale at 6am and end at Wadley Stadium.

Event organiser Vusi Duma said the marathon is aimed at commemorating 54 years since thousands of delegates from across Africa hosted an All-In Africa Conference in Pietermaritzburg. The marathon, an initiative of the Greater Edendale Athletics Club, is also aimed at honouring struggle heroes and encourages unity among African countries following the recent xenophobic attacks.

“We are calling people to come in their numbers as this is also about creating unity. Our dream is to see this race being adopted by African countries as delegates from different countries were among those who attended this conference in 1961.”

Those who have not registered can register on Saturday at the Georgetown Library from 10am to 6pm. The winner of the 56km will walk away with R56 000, 21km, R10 500 and 10km, R5 000

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