Chabata bounces back

Middle and long distance runner, Lovemore Chabata, has resumed light training, following a hip injury he sustained recently.

Lovemore Chabata
Lovemore Chabata

He revealed early this week that he was already eyeing The East London marathon race that takes place early next month.

"I have been nursing an injury that I suffered during training in July, but I am happy with the progress I have made so far," Chabata told The Zimbabwean.

"The past three weeks were bad for me but l had to keep massaging the injury and do the right training to recover. I am much better now and have started light training as I am focusing on my next race. I don't want to get another injury blow anytime soon as this has cost me a lot in my career."

Chabata is already working hard towards the East London 68 km Legends Marathon, slated for October 5 in the Eastern Cape town.

“At the moment I am trying to be fit for the legends race. Last year I came out in ninth position. That race remains one of the toughest marathons in terms of competition because everyone who does well in ultra marathons takes part in it.

“Last year it was won by my friend Collen Makaza, who walked away with R100,000. This year’s first prize money will be R120,000, so I am pushing myself very hard for it."

In June, Chabata participated in the Comrades Marathon, where he came out a disappointing 72nd.

In the same month he participated in a charity race Savages Supa Mama half marathon along talented athletes like Prodigal Khumalo, Comrades marathon champion Bongmusa Mthembu, Grace de Oliveira, Kerry Koen and Sipho Ngxongo.

Chabata has previously won races like Ironman 65km, Matopos 54km, Legends Marathon 68km, Balito 50km and the 32km Zululand Amon races.

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