20 Tuesday, 2018
Cape Town
Tuesday, Nov 20
17 °C

Manja king of the Gun Run

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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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