Parura and Wostmann win Om die Dam titles

Updated: March 18, 2017

Caroline Wostmann successfully defended her Om die Dam title on Saturday

Zimbabwean athlete Collin Parura ran the race of his life on Saturday to win the Old Mutual Om die Dam ultra-marathon in Hartbeespoort, while local ultra-distance star Caroline Wostmann successfully defended her title in the women’s race.
Parura covered the 50km distance in 2:53:54, well clear of former Comrades Marathon winner Ludwick Mamabolo who finished second in 2:56:51.
Wostmann, who will target a third straight victory at the 56km Two Oceans race in April before defending her Comrades ‘up’ run title in KwaZulu-Natal in June, won the women’s race on the scenic Om die Dam course in 3:29:47.
Charne Bosman, who lifted the Comrades ‘down’ run crown last season, took second place in 3:34:42.
Obed Kopong won the men’s half-marathon in 1:10:50 and Andronica Mokgotla took the women’s race in 1:26:40.
Marathon specialist Desmond Mokgobu stepped down in distance to secure victory in the men’s 10km contest in 30:49, with Zimbabwean Rutendo Nyahora winning the women’s division in 36:37.

* Full results available in our Results section