Athletics

Bekele wins Mandela Marathon

2013-08-25 15:53
Runners (File)

Johannesburg - Ethiopian Getachew Bekele won the second Nelson Mandela Marathon in 2:29:48, ahead of over 2000 runners in the Howick area on Sunday.

Nedbank runner David Rasefeko was second in 2:30:50 and Sikhumbuzo Seme followed in third in 2:31:25.

In the women's race, Catherine Skosana seemed to have the race in the bag until the final 10km when Zimbabwean sisters Chiyedza and Lizih Chokore made their move.

It was Chiyedza who proved to be the stronger of the two sisters on the climb up to the Howick junction and she broke the tape in 3:06:20 seconds to set a new course record.

Lizih finished second in 3:08:29 and Skosana crossed the line for third place in 3:09:38.

Patience Khumalo, who collapsed metres before the finish, was forced to crawl across the line and finished in 3:12:57 for seventh position.

Read more on:    athletics
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Patriotism aside, who do you feel deserved to win the 2017 Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.