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Olympian Kalmer races to yet another women’s title
- Updated: August 9, 2013
Nedbank’s double Olympian Rene Kalmer took honours in Friday’s Totalsports women’s 10-kilometre race through the streets of Stellenbosch.
Just over 5500 walkers and runners lined the streets to show their support on National Women’s Day.
Kalmer hit the finish line in an impressive time of 33min 35sec.┬áAccording to Kalmer, so far this has been her best race of the year.
ÔÇ£The route was tough with a lot of twists, turns and hills but I enjoyed the last 3kms the most.┬áI love Stellenbosch, the people are really friendly.┬áIt’s strange, but I seem to have a lot of supporters here, even though I’m not from the area.
“The Totalsports Ladies Race is really special as it’s all about the ladies.┬áI’ll definitely be back next year,ÔÇØ says Kalmer.
Bulelwa Simae came in second (36.49) while Anneline Roffey finished third in 37:40.
Participants could choose between a 5km run/fun walk and a 10km run/fun walk.
1 Rene Kalmer 33:45, 2 Bulelwa Simae 36:49, 3 Anneline Roffey 37:40, 4 Annie Bothma 38:13, 5 Amy Abrahams 39:24, 6 Colleen De Oliveira 40:00, 7 Danette Smith 40:19, 8 Robyn Williams 40:31, 9 Sheryl de Lange 40:33, 10 Helene Roux 40:46