“It brought my confidence back after the injuries that I recently went through,” Chabata said this week. “The marathon was a difficult one as it had hills. I am very happy that I managed to complete the race, let alone being the winner.” He also said the race had kept him on track for 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,” he said.
“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 also participated in a charity race, Savages Supa Mama half-marathon, along with talented athletes like Prodigal Khumalo, Comrades marathon champion Bongmusa Mthembu, Grace de Oliveira, Kerry Koen and Sipho Ngxongo.Post published in: Football