Athletics

Mokoka, Kalmer fly SA flag

2012-09-21 12:25
René Kalmer (File)
Cape Town - Stephen Mokoka and René Kalmer will spearhead the group of athletes selected by Athletics South Africa for the World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Kavarna, Bulgaria on October 6. 

The team will consist of three men and three women, all of whom finished in the top three at the SA Half Marathon Championships in Cape Town on August 26.
 
The men’s team will consist of Stephen Mokoka, Lucky Mohale and Gladwin Mzazi, while the women’s team will be made up of Rene and Christine Kalmer as well as Nolene Conrad.
 
After competing in the marathon at the Olympic Games in London, Mokoka won his second half marathon of the year at the SA Half Marathon Championships in a personal best time of 60:57. Mohale and Mzazi finished second and third at the Championships, their times were 61:08 and 61:38 respectively.
 
Rene Kalmer’s aim at the World Half Marathon Championships is to dip under the 70 minute mark and she already got closer to the target after her win at the SA Half Marathon Championships. Just like Mokoka, she also competed in the marathon at the Olympic Games in London.

The other women in the team are Rene's younger sister, Christine, and Conrad who finished behind Rene at the Championships, their times being 75:23 and 76:13 respectively. 

For more info on the World Half Marathon Championships, visit the IAAF website.

 

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