Nyongo and Weitsz triumph in George

 
Updated: December 20, 2016

Simonay Weitsz won the open women’s race (photo credit: Boxer Athletics Club)


Amos Nyongo continued his fine run of form on Tuesday, remaining unbeaten after two legs in the BestMed Eden Street Mile Series.
Nyongo won the 1.6km race, hosted by the NMMU campus in George, in 4:07.57.
Though he covered the distance more than 12 seconds slower than he did at the opening leg in Oudtshoorn last week, he charged to another convincing victory.
He crossed the line well clear of Jerry Motsau, who again settled for second place, this time in 4:10.44.
In the women’s race, junior athlete Simonay Weitsz turned the tables on national cross country champion Kesa Molotsane, taking the win in 4:48.55.
Molotsane, who had won in Oudtshoorn, was edged into second place in 4:50.16.
The third and final leg of the series will be held in Hartenbos on Thursday.
Aside from the elite contests, husband and wife LJ and Irvette van Zyl will turn out in a race for family honours, with much of the hype in the build-up to the event centred around the friendly battle between the national 400m hurdles record holder and his marathon running spouse.

* Full results are available in our Results section