Tsheletsi Selepe (left) and Makubu Pome show off their Soweto Marathon medals. Photo supplied

Modimolle athletes bring back 19 Soweto Marathon medals


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A total of 19 athletes from the local Addicted to Life Athletics Club have something to show for their participation in the recent Soweto Marathon.

The Marathon was held at the FNB Stadium on Sunday, 5 November, with upwards of 20 000 participants taking part in the event. 

Ten athletes completed the 42,2 kilometres race with the other nine completing the 21,1 kilometres event. 

The 42,2 km bronze medallists in order of their finishing times were Tsheletsi Selepe, Kwena Lamola, Kataki Senyatsi, Ntsako Maswanganyi, Jane Lechelele, Lebogang Shovote, Ezekiel Moatshe, Lucas Seleka, Itumeleng Mongale and Lerato Mokoena.

In the 21, 1 km half marathon the medalists were Piet Sekgadi, Makubu Pome, Thelma Modiba, Regina Makgata, Elizabeth Katjedi, Masego Tsele, Mokopi Kekana, Beshly Tebeila and Dineo Sebyetseba.  

Pace-setter Lucas Seleka delivered a sub-five-hour bus (qualifying time), which helped more than 30 athletes qualify for the Comrades Marathon 2018. 

Selepe, who was the first male athlete from his club to finish the race, shared his experience of the event with The BEAT. 

“Credit must go to our coach (Ezekiel Moatshe) for the guidance and also believing in us. Our highlight of the event was when Senyatsi finished her debut 42,2km, not forgetting my partner Makubu who led the females in the 21,1 km event,” he said. 

Selepe also praised Mongale who did his first 42,2km and Sekgadi who led the lads in the 21,1km.

4 months ago       09 November 2017