Good turnout at 1 City Relay and relay race

2017-10-12 06:01
;Desmond Zibi of Achilles Amateur Athletics Association broke the longstanding EPA marathon record in his 50-59 age category by nearly 5 min with a time of 2:42:10      Photos:SUPPLIED

;Desmond Zibi of Achilles Amateur Athletics Association broke the longstanding EPA marathon record in his 50-59 age category by nearly 5 min with a time of 2:42:10 Photos:SUPPLIED

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Athlete Desmond Zibi from Achilles Amateur Athletics Association is now the official champion in his 50 – 59 age category with the addition of the EPA marathon record to his 10km, 15km and 21km records for his age category.

Zibi finished the 1 City Marathon in 2:42:10 to smash the record set by Zinakele Soyamba in 2006 by nearly five minutes.

Ikhamva athlete Zolani Mabhongo running only his second marathon was the overall winner in 2:24:03.

Visiting athletes made a clean sweep of the prize money in the 1City Marathon which started and ended at the Port Elizabeth City Hall last Sunday. The second annual race attracted a field of 220 runners in the marathon and 40 teams in the corporate relay.

Samukeliso Moyo (Nedbank AGN) led the women home in 2:59:57. Ndileka Mvakwendlu (Tinhara) was the first local woman home in 3:09:27.

Results

Marathon

Men: Zolani Mabhongo (Ikhamva) 2:24:03, Anadile Motwana (Tinhara) 2:25:33, Lucas Raseruthe (32GI EP) 2:26:33. Women: Samukeliso Moyo (Nedbank AGN) 2:59:57, Bulelwa Simae (Nedbank WP) 3:06:49, Beryl Makokha (Nedbank AGN) 3:07:50 .

Relay

Men: Ikhamva AC 2:14:11, Nedbank 2:22:34, SAPS 2:22:37. Mixed: Rainbow United 2:51:16, Nedbank 2:55:06, Despatch 3:02:28. Women: Nedbank 3:05:24, Body Concept 2:18:50, Motherwell 3:20:56.

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