Phikwe marathon runners up in arms over non-payment

Champion: Thabita Tsatsa crosses the finish line to win the women's 42. 2km marathon. PIC: IVY MATLHO
Champion: Thabita Tsatsa crosses the finish line to win the women's 42. 2km marathon. PIC: IVY MATLHO

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Last year’s Selebi Phikwe marathon winners have complained that they have not received their prize monies.

Last year’s 42.2 km winner, Tabitha Tsatsa from Zimbabwe but based in South Africa, said failure to pay athletes discourage them from participating in future events.

“For some of us running is our profession and if we do not get paid it affects us. I have not yet received the money from last year and none of the organising committee member has communicated with me,” the 42-year old told Mmegi Sport.

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