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Lesotho runners dominate SAfrica's Two Oceans

Lesotho runners dominate SAfrica's Two Oceans

Lesotho's Mabuthile Lebopo won the men's race at South Africa's Two Oceans ultra-marathon on Saturday, finishing the 56-kilometer (34.8-mile) course in three hours, six minutes and 18 seconds.
Lebopo finished ahead of compatriots Moeketsi Mosuhli and Teboho Sello. Zimbabwe's Stephen Muzhingi, the 2009 Comrades Marathon winner, overtook Lebopo's brother Warinyane in the final stages to claim fourth.
Five of the top 10 men were from Lesotho.
Russia's Olesya Nurgalieva claimed victory in the women's event in 3:41.52, with twin sister Elena just behind in second. The sisters have not finished lower than fourth in their last seven races.
Adinda Kruger was South Africa's best finisher with her third place in the women's race.
Local runner Lushapo April won the men's half-marathon in 1:03.54. South African 1,500-meter runner Rene Kalmer, who ran her first marathon in 2009, claimed the women's half-marathon title in a course record of 1:12.39.
With 21,000 runners, the 2010 Two Oceans had its largest field in the event's history. The traditional Easter weekend race boasts a scenic but demanding route that touches both the Atlantic and Indian oceans as it snakes along hilly coastline near Cape Town.
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Results Saturday in the 56-kilometer (34.8-mile) Two Oceans ultra-marathon:
Men: Mabuthile Lebopo (Les) 3:06:18, Moeketsi Mosuhli (Les) 3:07:29, Teboho Sello (Les) 3:07:44, Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 3:10:35, Warinyane Lebopo (Les) 3:10:51, Mike Fokoroni (Zim) 3:11:38, Moses Njodzi (Zim) 3:12:14, Mpesela Ntloseu (Les) 3:13:37, Nkosiyazi Sibanda (Zim) 3:15:01, Sandile Ngunuza (SA) 3:15:42.
Women: Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 3:41:53, Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 3:42:19, Adinda Kruger (SA) 3:49:23, Tshifhiwa Mundalamo (SA) 3:52:21, Samukeliso Moyo (Zim) 3:55:32, Riana van Niekerk (SA) 3:57:57, Joanna Thomas (SA) 4:02:08, Davera Magson (SA) 4:02:43, Kerry Koen (SA) 4:02:57, Mary Coordt (US) 3:04:10.


Updated : 2021-02-27 00:20 GMT+08:00