South African Athletics

SA's April stars in Big Apple

2013-11-04 09:06
Lusapho April (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Lusapho April produced a gutsy performance to finish a well-paced third in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

The 31-year-old South African was caught by Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede approaching the finish, but April coasted past a fading Biwott to retain his podium place.

It was the fourth time this year that Van Dyk had finished in the top three at a major city marathon. He also finished on the podium at the Boston, London and Chicago marathons this season.

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