29 November 2012

Angola: Foreigners Registration for Yearend Race Closes

Luanda — Twenty-five Kenyan athletes have confirmed their participation in the 57th edition of the traditional 10-kilometre yearend road race dubbed "Saint Sylvester 2012", scheduled for December 31, in Luanda.

According to the director of the event, Adriano Nunes, who is also the vice chairman of the Angolan Athletics Federation, from the mentioned number 15 are male athletes and 10 are females.

Other countries, such as Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Portugal, Brazil and Spain, are still to confirm their presence, although they have registered athletes.

Last year the winner of the race in males category was the Eritrean Zersenay Tadese with 27.4 minutes and in females the Ethiopian Embet Mengistu (32.20 minutes).

For this year, the organisers have invited the Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota (Olympic champion in 1988, in Seoul) to be the godmother of the event.

Rosa Mota also won a bronze medal in 1984 in the Olympic Games of Athens (Greece) and gold medal in the 1987 world championship held in Rome, Italy.

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