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Gatebe takes gold in Two Oceans ultra-marathon
- Updated: March 30, 2013
South African runner David Gatebe won Saturday’s 56-kilometre 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon race in a time of 3hr 08min 54sec in Cape Town, taking the R250,000 prize, with Mthandazo Qhina finishing close behind in a time of 3:10:02 and Moeketsi Mosuhli in third with a time of 3:10:23.
The women’s race was won by 36-year old Natalia Volgina from Russia, who won the race for the second time in 11 years, finishing in a time of 3:38:38.
Stephen Mokoka won the 21-kilometre half marathon in a time of 1:03:36, with Ethiopean Biru Mengitsu being the first woman home in 1:12:43.
The ultra-marathon started in Claremont and finished at the University of Cape Town campus sports field.
More than 10 700 people entered the popular ultra marathon, with around 16 000 people entering the 21-kilometre half marathon.
Organisers have announced that for the 2014 event, R1 million will go to the first man or woman to finish ÔÇô if they break the course record.
Results of the Two Oceans Marathon
56km: Men: 1 David Gatebe (RSA) 3:08:54, 2 Mthandazo Qhina (RSA) 3:10:02, 3 Moeketsi Mosuhli (LES) 3:10:23, 4 Collen Makaza (ZIM) 3:10:29, 5 Motlokoa Nkhabutlane (LES) 3:10:59, 6 Warinyane Lebopo (LES) 3:11:10, 7 Tsotang Maine (LES) 3:12:15, 8 Johannes Kekana (RSA) 3:12:41, 9 Lebenya Nkoka (LES) 3:13:18, 10 Mike Fokoroni (ZIM) 3:13:29
Women: 1 Natalia Volgina (RUS) 3:38:38, 2 Tabitha Tsatsa (ZIM) 3:39:57, 3 Charne Bosman (RSA) 3:40:19, 4 Elena Nurgalieva 3:41:45 (RUS), 5 Mamorallo Tjoka (LES) 3:44:43, 6 Nina Podnebesnova (RUS) 3:45:17, 7 Ellie Greenwood (GBR) 3:45:18, 8 Immaculate Chemutai (UGA) 3:47:39, 9 Michelle Williams (RSA) 3:51:02, 10 Camille Herron (USA) 3:53:12
21.1km: Men: 1 Stephen Mokoka (RSA) 1:03:36, 2 Lusapho April (RSA) 1:03:40, Joel Mmone (RSA) 1:03:45, 4 Gladwin Mzazi (RSA) 1:03:59, 5 Desmond Mokgobu (RSA) 1:04:25
Women: 1 Biru Mengistu (ETH) 1:12:43, 2 Rene Kalmer (RSA) 1:14:54, 3 Irvette van Zyl (RSA) 1:15:20, 4 Lavinia Hatope (NAM) 1:16:07, 5 Christine Kalmer (RSA) 1:17:06