Best of the Best – Rutendo Nyahora

South African-based Rutendo Nyahora is one of the country’s most in-form athletes at the moment.

Masunda keeps me focused - Nyahora
Masunda keeps me focused – Nyahora

Best Zimbabwean sportswoman

Award-winning runner Samukeliso Moyo is my motivation. I wish to follow in her footsteps.

My best year in athletics

The year 2011 is without doubt the best. I was in good gear and accumulated numerous awards.

Best race

The Cape Town Spar Women’s 10 kilometre Challenge in April; although I finished second, I ran my personal best time of 32 minutes 55 seconds.

Best accolade

Although I finished eighth, I still treasure the medal that I won at a marathon in Puerto Rico last February. It was my first time running outside the continent.

Best advice received

My husband and fellow athlete Luwis Masunda always advises me to stay focussed on my career, especially when we are training.

World’s best athlete

For all her achievements – Kenyan-born Dutch long distance runner Lorna Kiplagart.

Best sport outside athletics

Cycling. Although I do not cycle, I enjoy watching it on television. The way they race is not different to the way we do in athletics.

Best friends

I am close friends with Olivia Chitate and Tawapo Bhiri.

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