Running ace Mthembu aims to catch up with events and money lost during lockdown

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Three-time Comrades Marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu looks forward to competitive running again.
Three-time Comrades Marathon winner Bongmusa Mthembu looks forward to competitive running again.

Pietermaritzburg-based running ace Bongmusa Mthembu is set to pound the tarmac with everything he’s got as South African athletics moves further away from Covid-19 restrictions.

The three-time Comrades Marathon champion aims to make up for lost time, and money, and has many events lined up, including the South African Half-Marathon Championships, new Nedbank 50 km Ultra Marathon and races outside the country.

The half-marathon championships are scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 1, while the 50 km Ultra Marathon is set to be held on Sunday, May 23.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Daily Poll
Former liberation struggle ex-combatants from Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday staged a protest outside the ANC Johannesburg headquarters where they demanded benefits to the tune of R2,2 million each. Do you think they should be entitled to this amount?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
8% - 50 votes
No
80% - 514 votes
A lesser amount perhaps, but not so much
13% - 82 votes
Vote

E-Editions

Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now