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Kalmer in command
- Updated: April 6, 2009
Olympic track athlete Rene Kalmer won the Bellville leg of the Spar women’s 10-kilometre road running series on Sunday.
The Mr Price athlete clocked 35min 22sec, to beat runner-up Ezbe Strydom by 13sec, with Poppy Mlambo third in 35:48.
But Strydom can certainly be excused for having weary limbs.
Competing at the national student track and field championships at Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch, she won both the 1,500 and 5,000 metre titles before lining up for the Bellville road race.
The Potchefstroom University athlete clocked 4min 25.00sec for the 1,500m and 16min 41.43sec for the 5,000m.
Another Olympian, Ruben Ramolefi, who recently set a new SA 3,000m steeplechase record, was also a busy man.
He won his specialist event in 8:41:91 and also ran the 5,000m where he was runner-up to former SA cross-country champion Boy Soke.
Former Olympic┬á 800m silver medallist, Hezekiel Sepeng, had to settle for second in the two-lapper, running 1:52.48 to winner and Pukke teammate Andre Olivier (1:51.68).