The flying ‘Rasta’

Runaway: Monaiwa (in front) has seen his athletics career blossom PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Runaway: Monaiwa (in front) has seen his athletics career blossom PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Athlete, Thapelo 'Rasta' Monaiwa reached last year's Birmingham Commonwealth Games and Africa Senior Championships finals as a debutant, after overcoming a litany of injuries.

Rasta, a nickname he attracted due to his hairstyle, last weekend blasted 10.29s in the 100m to finish second during the Road to the FNB Botswana Golden Grand Prix.

The performance saw the athlete engraving his name in position six of Botswana’s 100m all-time record and he registered his personal best (PB) in the process. “I started athletics at Bobonong Primary School, usually during athletics term. Everyone in the school was supposed to go to the grounds for team selection.

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