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APRIL ENDS NINTH AS TEAM AFRICA WIN PEACHTREE CUP
Members of the African team (with Lusapho April, far left) after their victory at the Peachtree Cup (photo credit: www.ajc.com)
Lusapho April battled through tough conditions to take ninth place as he helped the African team to victory at the inaugural Peachtree Cup in Atlanta on Saturday.
The former Hannover Marathon winner, who was the only South African representing the continental squad at the 10km road race, finished in atrocious conditions in 29:54.
Kenyan Daniel Salel secured victory in 28:43, leading the six-member African team (three men and three women) to a combined time of 3:06:29, more than a minute ahead of the American squad. Europe took third place and Asia ended fourth.
British athlete Scott Overall edged American Ben Payne on the line to win the open Peachtree race in 29:30, and Alexi Pappas of the US bagged the women’s title in 33:28.
While the mass race, which attracted more than 60 000 runners, was delayed due to heavy rain and lightning, the 46th edition of the annual event went ahead as planned.