Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SA QUARTET STRUGGLE IN MUMBAI
The elite South African contingent failed to mount a challenge at the Mumbai Marathon in India on Sunday morning, trailing home well behind the leaders at the annual race.
Lungile Gongqa, who was second at last year’s Cape Town marathon, was the best of the Nedbank Running Club quartet.
He crossed the line in 2:17:22, more than five minutes outside his personal best, and though Gongqa’s official finishing position was not yet available, he was outside the top 10.
Michael Mazibuko and veteran Hendrick Ramaala were well behind, crossing the line in 2:24:38 and 2:33:38 respectively.
Xolisa Tyali, who had been expected to put up a fight for a place in the Olympic marathon team, did not finish the race.
Gideon Kipketer of Kenya secured victory in 2:08:34, setting a new course record.