Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
VAN DER MERWE BAGS FOURTH WASHIE TITLE
Johan van der Merwe continued his dominance of the Washie 100-miler at the weekend (photo credit: www.dispatchlive.co.za)
Johan van der Merwe secured his fourth straight title as he coasted to victory at the annual Washie 100-miler in the Eastern Cape at the weekend.
He covered the 161km distance between Port Alfred and East London in 13:39:45, crossing the finish line well clear of the rest of the field on Saturday.
While he missed out on his own three-year-old course record by more than half an hour, the Pietersburg Road Runners athlete won by more than two hours.
Mcebisi Yose took second position in 15:45:58.
In a closely contested women’s race, Martha Pretorius secured victory by less than a minute, ending 11th overall.
Pretorius finished in 19:58:07 to hold off Yolan Friedman by just 54 seconds.
Of the 64 starters, 51 people finished the gruelling race within the 27-hour cut-off.
* Results of the top 10 men and women are available in our Results section