Van Zyl and Nyongo end the year in style

Updated: December 22, 2016

Irvette van Zyl, seen here competing in the Spar Women’s Challenge series, won the women’s race in Hartenbos

Amos Nyongo wrapped up an impressive sweep at the BestMed Eden Street Mile Series, snatching his third straight win at the final leg in Hartenbos on Thursday, while Irvette van Zyl closed out the 2016 season with a convincing victory in the women’s event.
Fresh off his victories at the previous legs in Oudtshoorn and George, Nyongo stormed to victory in 4:02.16.
He edged out Jeromy Andreas, who finished second in 4:03.40, and junior athlete Kabelo Melamu, who grabbed third spot overall in 4:03.50.
Van Zyl coasted to a dominant win in the women’s contest in 4:46.85.
Kesa Molotsane (4:51.74) and teenager Simonay Weitsz (4:56.09), who had traded wins at the previous two legs of the Western Cape series, completed the podium.
Van Zyl also held off a challenge from husband LJ van Zyl, the former World Championships bronze medallist and national 400m hurdles record holder, in a much anticipated family contest.
Having started with the elite women, LJ van Zyl was reported to have completed the friendly dual nearly 20 seconds behind his spouse.

* Full results are available in our Results section