South Africa: Zimbabwean Distance Runners for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

13 October 2021

Several local long-distance runners are scheduled to compete at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in South Africa on Sunday.

The limelight will be on the likes of Munyaradzi Jari, who is one of the leading distance runners in the country.

Jari said he is positive of a good result on Sunday.

"I have done all I can in preparation and now I just have to apply it on race day.

"We are leaving today for South Africa and we will arrive in Cape Town on Friday," said Jari.

Other athletes that are travelling with Jari are Jonathan Chinyoka, Wellington Varevi, Canicious Wenjere, Winfred Mutiro, Ethel Sibanda and Tryfina Picardo.

They are led by coach Collen Makaza.

Bulawayo-based Ngonidzashe Ncube and Isaac Mpofu are also expected to take part in the race.

Some of the athletes will be chasing the qualifying times for next year's World Athletics Championships to be held in the United States.

For men the qualifying time is 2 hours 11 minutes 30 seconds and for women its 2 hours 29 minutes 30 seconds.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.