Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
VAN ZYL LAUNCHES COMEBACK
Irvette van Zyl stormed back into form on Saturday, charging to victory at the PWC George Claassen Road Race in Pretoria.
The 28-year-old Nedbank Running club athlete made her season debut with an impressive 33:30 victory at the high-altitude 10km race, just four months after the birth of her first child.
She will run the London Marathon in April, where she should dip well under the Olympic qualifying mark of 2:45:00, and is also expected to target the Rio standard in the women’s 10 000m event on the track (32:15.00) in the build-up to the Games.
Former national marathon champion Desmond Mokgobu, turning out for Boxer Athletic Club, won the men’s PWC 10km race in 30:51.
Van Zyl’s teammate, Zimbabwean Rutendo Nyahora, secured the women’s half-marathon title in 1:19:47 and Vusi Tshoba of Rockies bagged the men’s crown in 1:06:21.
* Full results are available in our Results section