Foreign runners dominate Diacore Marathon

Zimbabwean runner, Gilbert Mutandiro won the 42km race. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Zimbabwean runner, Gilbert Mutandiro won the 42km race. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Foreign long runners kept their local counterparts in the shadows at the fifth annual Diacore Gaborone Marathon held in Gaborone yesterday.

The foreigners won all the three races, with Namibian runners dominating the medal table. Zimbabwean runner, Gilbert Mutandiro won the men’s 42km race followed by Namibian, Hosiah Frantz.  Shipingana Simone came third.

In the women’s 42km race, Namibian Anna Autoko came first beating her fellow country woman, Namibian Otini Aimata who came second.  Faithy Kasongo of Zimbabwe settled for third position. Leonard Nampala won the men’s 21 km race in a time of 1:07:50.9 hours followed by local athlete, Godiraone Nthompe who clocked 1:08:43.6 hours. In third position came Shimi Shimeon in a time of 1:08:56.3 hours. In the women’s category, Zimbabwean runner, Samoleki Sommo came first followed by Namibia’s Mema Tjiango. Neonyana Mokhawa settled for third position.

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