Nkoka eyes bumper year

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

WEEK­END.

KAMELE scored All Li­oli’s Goals In THE team’s last two MATCHES In which Tse Nala BEAT Nyenye Rovers 1-0 A Fort­night AGO AND Drew 1-1 ver­sus LCS last Sun­day. CRACK long-dis­tance run­ner, LEBENYA Nkoka, Is Hop­ing to BUILD on HIS 2014 suc­cess, In WHICH HE won South AFRICA’S Two OCEANS Marathon AND THE HIGH Altitude Sum­mer Marathon In Mokhot­long.

THE two RACES saw Nkoka rak­ing-in M350 000 AND THE 31-year-old says HE Is look­ing For­ward to An Equally Fruit­ful 2015.

Nkoka Is Cur­rently train­ing In RUGGED THABA-TSEKA As HE pre­pares to DE­FEND HIS Two OCEANS ti­tle on 4 April, AND Also A HEC­TIC year.

“I will BE DE­FEND­ING my Two OCEANS Marathon ti­tle In CAPE Town AND I’m Al­READY pre­par­ing For that RACE,” Nkoka SAID.

“I HAVE DE­CIDED to Come to THE moun­tains HERE In THABA-TSEKA As I FEEL It Is THE RIGHT PLACE For me to pre­pare In soli­tude; with­out un­nec­es­sary Dis­trac­tion.”

Nkoka AD­MIT­TED 2014 was A mem­o­rable year For HIM, AND Is pray­ing For A re­peat of THE Form WHICH saw HIM win M250 000 In THE Two OCEANS AND M100 000 In THE HIGH Altitude Sum­mer Marathon.

“It was A Good year For me per­son­ally, But It was All DUE to HARD work, DED­I­CA­TION AND A lot of SAC­RI­FICE,” Nkoka SAID.

“You HAVE to toil to BE At your Best AND this Is Ex­actly what I DID last year, AND luck­ily For me, It PAID OFF.

“It would BE GREAT IF I Could BE In such top Form AGAIN this year AND I know what It takes to BE THERE AND Hope­fully, things will work out well AGAIN For me.”

THE vet­eran ATH­LETE, who Is one of Le­sotho’s most CEL­E­BRATED long-dis­tance run­ners, ADDED At 31 years of AGE, HE re­mains As Com­pet­i­tive AND Hun­gry For suc­cess, As Ever.

“I Am still In Good SHAPE to Com­pete At THE HIGH­EST level For A FEW more years. I want to win more RACES BE­FORE I Could Call It A DAY,” SAID Nkoka, whose ma­jor AC­COM­plish­ments Also IN­CLUDE win­ning South AFRICA’S Soweto Marathon In 2010.

LEBENYA Nkoka

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