Mabhunu claims Tanganda Half Marathon

MUTARE - Elijah Mabhunu continued with his winning streak here yesterday after blitzing 21km in one hour six minutes and 34 seconds to claim the Tanganda Half Marathon.

Fresh from winning the Victoria Falls Marathon, Mabhunu outpaced a field of 300 athletes to walk away with the $550 prize money and add to his trophy cabinet, a second accolade on the trot.

Mubhunu was a minute or so ahead of second-placed Millian Matende who finished in one hour seven minutes and 56 seconds.

Dethroned champion Jonathan Chinyoka was way off the pace only managing 7th position in one hour eight minutes and 39 seconds.

Well-travelled long distance runner Constance Nyasango claimed the women’s category of the half marathon after crossing the line in one hour eighteen minutes 26 seconds.

Olivia Chitate was second, 18 seconds behind Nyasango.

Leading wheelchair athletes Elford Moyo and Magret Bangajena were the toast of the half marathon men and women’s wheelchair half marathon sections respectively.

Moyo completed men’s wheelchair half marathon in one hour eight minutes and 20 seconds whilst Bangajena came home in one hour 50 minutes and 52 seconds.

Tendai Zimuto emerged the winner of the boys 10km secondary school division in 31 minutes 35 seconds.

Samkeliso Moyo won the veteran category in 39 minutes 21 minutes whilst Tapiwa Chingadayi won the veteran male in 33 minutes 22 seconds.

Comments (1)

Reporter, you should do your research thoroughly. How could you lie to the whole world that Elija Mabhunu won the Vicfalls Econet Marathon. Grt your facts right. Mabhunu came 4th in the Econet marathon for your information. 1 MUNJARADZ JARI 1764 25 M ZIMBABWEAN 1:05:45 2 PANUEL MKUNGO 1913 22 M TANZANIAN 1:05:51 3 ISAAC MPOFU 1823 27 M ZIMBABWEAN ZRP GROUP 1 1:06:07 4 ELIJAH MABHUNU 1763 26 M ZIMBABWEAN 1:06:17

athelete - 14 July 2015

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