LONG DISTANCE runner Anna Moeketsi is expected to turn up to defend the Interstate Bus Lines Sun-to-Sun 21,1 km half-marathon title in the women’s category on Saturday (13/08). Tasked with the same assignment in the men’s senior category is Chabedi Nyedimane. Moeketsi clocked in at 1:20:25 in last year’s edition of the race, while Nyedimane completed the gruelling 21,1 km in 1:07:07. Lebenya Nkoka and Vuyiswa Khauta are expected to defend the 10 km title in the men’s and women’s category respectively as last year’s winners. Nkoka finished in 31:40 and Khauta in 51:20. This year’s is the fourth edition of the race organised by the Nedbank Fast Legs Running Club. It will be staged in Thaba Nchu outside Bloemfontein. Entry is R90 for the 21,1 km race and R70 for the 10 km race. Both races will finish at the Mmabana Stadium in Thaba Nchu. The main 21,1 km race will start at the Black Mountain Hotel, while the 10 km race will start at Blydskap Farm at the Groothoek Dam. The top ten athletes finishing the 21,1 km race will all receive gold medals plus prize money. The winner in both the men’s and women’s categories will receive R2 000, with second and third place taking home R1 500 and R1 000 respectively. The 10 km winner, in both the men’s and women’s category, will receive R500 plus a gold medal, with athletes in second and third place receiving R300 and R200 plus silver and bronze medals respectively. A 10 km walk event has also been included, with the winners in the men’s and women’s sections receiving R200, plus gold medals. All races are open for junior athletes. Dial 083-204-2973 or 076-402-8293 for more information.