Sibanda’s sev­enth heaven

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

Ku­dak­washe Kan­duna, who was the first run­ner-up last year, came home in fifth po­si­tion this time around.

The marathon, which was si­mul­ta­ne­ously held with a half­marathon and a 10km road race, started at Not­ting­ham turnoff, 10km out­side Beit­bridge along the Bu­l­awayo Road, and ended at Eric Louw High School in Musina, South Africa.

Both the half-marathon and 10km races started and fin­ished at Eric Louw High School.

The two coun­tries’ marathon is or­gan­ised by South Africa’s Musina mu­nic­i­pal­ity and both lo­cal authorities from Beit­bridge as part of cel­e­brat­ing the twin­ing agree­ment which was signed in 1996.

Lanky fe­male ath­lete, Lizy Chikoore of Zim­babwe also lifted her coun­try’s flag high af­ter she came vic­to­ri­ous in the women’s cat­e­gory of the marathon af­ter romp­ing to vic­tory in 3 hours fol­lowed by South Africans Gla­dys Luk­wareni and Joyce Net­shifhefhe who came home in sec­ond and third po­si­tions re­spec­tively.

The reign­ing Beit­bridge mayor’s half-marathon cham­pion Eli­jah Mu­tandiro added colour to the event af­ter win­ning the marathon’s Veter­ans’ cat­e­gory while Pa­trick Chipoyi came out the win­ner in the Masters’ sec­tion.

South Africa’s Jane Mdau was crowned the win­ner in the fe­male Veter­ans’ cat­e­gory.

The win­ners in the marathon event re­ceived cash prizes of R7 000, R4 500 and R3 500 re­spec­tively for the top three

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