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South Africans won both the men’s and women’s categories in Sunday’s Nedbank Soweto Marathon with Tshidso Bosiu and Rene Kalmer claiming gold.

Bosiu and Kalmer both took home R100 000 as well as an additional R10 000 for time incentives while Kalmer also beat the 2001 race record of 2hr 45min 37sec.  Bosiu clocked 2:18:10 on the undulating course while Kalmer, running her debut standard marathon, ran 2:44:06.

Bosiu, 27, took the men’s lead after the half way mark, not bad going for someone who only emerged on the scene around two years ago.

Runner-up was Lesotho’s Mabuthile Lebopo, a two-time winner of the Soweto Marathon.

Kalmer was followed by Poppy Mlambo, who also cashed in handsomely. Apart from her prize money of R 80 000, she received an additional R 6 000 time incentive.

Third was four-time winner Mamorollo Tjoka in 2:53:13.

A record of 4923 runners completed the 19th  Soweto Marathon with an additional 6300 participants in the 10km walk and run events.


1 comments
Dumisani Mtwa
Dumisani Mtwa

Runners: Congraculations on winning the race hope and trust that more and more Mzantsi Runners would win such races, now its time in the women catergory that South African women wins in the upcoming comrades marathon which i blv is a special one.. If a local wins that would be an honour a and a great way to celebrate it.. Thatha Mzantsi Thatha