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10km run was a hit says Moloi

The new Nike We Run, which attracted 20 000 people in Johannesburg last Sunday, is a great platform to lure joggers into competitive road running.
This is according to Central Gauteng Athletics president James Moloi, who was impressed that the new 10km road race was a resounding success.

"This is massive initiative by Nike. What makes us happy is that it attracted many people, both young and old and of different shapes and sizes."

Moloi also commended the global sports apparel company for roping in four Alexandra athletics clubs to be part of the race.

"It is good that they brought the four clubs: Alexandra Athletics, Alexandra Beaters, Tsutsumani and Phuthaditshaba.

"That will also help our clubs to learn about organising big road running events. Our clubs are so happy that they were involved from day one, which goes to show they are respected," said Moloi.

Meanwhile, Xolisa Tyali won the men's race in 29 minutes and 57 seconds. In-form Rutendo Nyahora from Zimbabwe walked away with the women's crown at 35:24.

It was the second victory of the weekend for Nyahora, who won the Oliver and Adelaide Liberation Walk half marathon in Kempton on Saturday.

The We Run race series is a new event introduced by Nike in 34 cities from 17 countries with 400 000 runners participating.

Source: Sowetan via I-NET Bridge


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