Khumalo donates to orphans

Marathon runner Prodigal Kumalo recently donated equipment to an orphanage in one of South Africa’s most-impoverished provinces, a development he believed would help unearth more talent.

The Bulawayo-born athlete donated about 40 kits to Clouds of Hope Children’s Home in Underberg, outside Durban, where he is now based. “I like to help people. I have helped so many runners and this time I felt the children at Clouds needed help,” he said.

“Underberg has produced such talent as New York Marathon winner, Willie Mtolo, and couple talented guys that included Bongumusa Mthembu, who finished second in last year’s Comrades Marathon. I felt talent is also lying there and that a few more runners will come from that place.”

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwean runner was aiming high ahead of the Comrades Marathon, where he hopes to make up for last year’s disappointment, where he injured his knee weeks before the event. Participating at the marathon proved costly as he aggravated the injury and it eventually ruled him out of the World Championships in October.

“Everything is going well at training and I am looking forward to being in the top 10 at the Comrades. I am confident following my performance at the recent 56km Zululand Marathon, where I finished third,” said the 31-year-old ahead of next month’s marathon scheduled for Durban.

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