Chipere injury scare

Zimbabwean long distance runner, Brighton Chipere, is racing against time to get fit again and participate in the Two Oceans Marathon later this month, following a muscle injury he sustained this week.

A worried Chipere told The Zimbabwean early this week that he was still in deep pain, but still fighting to get fit in time for the prestigious event.

“I am praying that I manage to overcome the injury. I pulled a muscle on my left leg two on Monday. I have been trying to nurse it since then, but I am still failing to even jog. I however, remain hopeful that I will recover in time to continue preparing and participate in the race.”

Three months ago, Chipere made history when he became the first ever veteran to run the High Altitude Summer Marathon through the Maluti Mountains in Lesotho.

He was the first veteran in the category 40-49 years to participate in the annual race, held at the end of each year. Also a former Africa University International Peace Marathon champion, Chipere won the first Mandela Marathon six months ago.

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