Kehele brothers make history

2015-06-10 06:00
GIFT KEHELE won the Comrades Ultra-marathon on Sunday.
Deaan Vivier

GIFT KEHELE won the Comrades Ultra-marathon on Sunday. Photo: Deaan Vivier

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SEKHING is a small village about 20 km from the township of Pampierstad in the Phokwane Municipality.

On Sunday (31/05) the village was toasted by the entire country, as two of her sons made history by becoming the first male siblings to have both won the 90-year-old Comrades Ultra-marathon.

South Africans were on the edge of their seats as Gift Kelehe paced towards the finish line. He hereby joined his brother Andrew as the winner of the gruelling 87,7 km race between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Gift’s win did not just happen by chance, he said in a television interview. He had trained hard in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga in preparation for the marathon.

Gift finished in third position last year and he promised during a pre-marathon interview that he was going to win.

Andrew was seen on television hugging Gift, while the crowd gave great applause.

Kelehe, with a time of 5:38:35, won R375 000.

Meanwhile, Caroline Wostmann became the first South African woman since 1998 to win the marathon and won R375 000. Her time was 6:12:22 and brought to an end the Russian twins’s, Olesya and Elena Nurgalieva domination of the race


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