Sunday, September 2, 2012

Kibet, Muchiri win 2012 Gauteng Marathon

Timothy Kibet Chelimo and Compatriot Eunice Muchiri won the inaugural Gauteng Marathon on Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kibet cruised to the finish in a time of 2:17:33 ahead of South Africa’s Xolisa Tyali (2:17:59) and Ngaxzozo Mbongeni (2:18:10) who came second and third respectively.
In the women’s division, 20-year-old Eunice Muchiri crossed the finish line in a time of 2:43:08. Namibia’s Baita Naigambo came second in 2:43:13 leaving Kenya’s Pamela Kipchoge to settle for third place in 2:43:38.   
The two winners each pocketed cash awards of R250000.  

In the other races of the day, Mokgobu Desmond won the 21km men's race in a time of 1:05:54, closely followed by Tshidiso Bosiu in 1:05:56 while Samuel Pazanga came in third in 1:06:09.
In the women’s 21km race, Zimbabwe’s Rutendo Nyahora was the first woman to cross the finish line in 1:15:28. Lebo Phalula finished second in 1:17:41 ahead of Zimbabwe’s Olivia Chitate who posted 1:18:22.

1 comment:

  1. Timothy ran like a superstar! Let's not forget Ezekial who came in 4th position :)


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