20 Thursday, 2019
Cape Town
Thursday, Jun 20
24 °C

Manja king of the Gun Run


David Manja won the OUTsurance Kfm 94.5 Gun Run for the 4th time in his career in Cape Town on Sunday

David Manja won the Gun Run for a 4th time in his career on Sunday
(Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images)

The perfect cool, overcast weather conditions was perfect for fast times. And that is exactly what the 27-year old from Klerksdorp managed when he blitzed the half marathon (21.1 km) in 1 hour 2 minutes and 58 seconds.

Desmond Mokgobu (01:03:15) was second and Namakoe Nkhasi (01:03:38) third.

Manja’s time was the third fastest time ever. It was only 27 seconds slower that the record set by Joel Mnone in 2015.

Jenet Mbhele of KwaZulu-Natal won the womens’s race in a personal best time (1:15:10). She beat Annie Bothma (01:15:46) a local 22-year-old athlete was second with Patience Murowe (01:17:39) third.

In the 10 km Precious Mashele (29:24) and Rutendo Nyahora (34:0) respectively won the men and women’s races.

Around 20 000 runners took to the streets of the Mother City on Sunday morning in the half marathon, 10 km and 5 km.

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