Tsatsa victorius as Zimbabwe dominates

Star athlete Thabitha Tsatsa has won the annual Forever Resorts Loskop Marathon in South Africa in record-breaking fashion.

Thabitha Tsatsa
Thabitha Tsatsa

As the Zimbabweans dominated the race, Tsatsa was first in 3hr 14min and 56 sec to break an eight-year record.

Compatriot Lizah Chokore was second while another Zimbabwean, 2008 winner Muchaneta Gwata, cousin to Chokore, was third.

Tsatsa is delighted at the victory and says it makes up for the disappointment of missing the Two Oceans Marathon last week.

“I enjoy this race. Today was good for me,” she says.

“I came back to South Africa to run the Two Oceans but that never materialised so I decided to run this race. I am pleased I did.”

She emerged R100 000 richer for her exploits.

The Forever Resorts Wild Challenge, a half marathon run through the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve attracted the highest number of entries in its history.

More than 1 300 runners participated in year’s this edition.

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