Two Oceans Half Marathon results: Zimbabwe runners dominate

Two Oceans Half Marathon results: Zimbabwe runners dominate

Zimbabwean runners reigned supreme in the Two Oceans Half Marathon on Saturday with debutant Moses Tarakinyu triumphant in a sprint finish while Fortunate Chidzivo won the women’s race.

Tarakinyu, in the colours of Nedbank Running Club, beat defending champion Elroy Gelant into second place, his winning time of 63:31 a mere two seconds ahead of the Boxer Athletics star.

Desmond Mokgobu of Enttsika AC finished in third place.

“I am very happy with this first place,” Tarakinyu said at the finish.

“It is my first time to take part in the Two Oceans. I struggled a bit from the 17km and I kept looking at where Elroy was.”

The women’s race Chidzivo took control from early on, running by herself for most of the race.

Two Oceans Half Marathon winner punched the air in delight

The Retail Capital Langa athlete’s delight knew no bounds as she approached the finish line, punching the air repeatedly in celebration of her victory.

“I had stomach cramps and was vomiting last night so to be able to win this is such a pleasure. This is a dream come true. Every year my wish has always been about stenting on that top podium,” she said.

Chifzivo’s winning time if 1:14:49 was 25 seconds ahead of second placed Kore Tamiru Gelaye of Nedbank Ethiopia.

Caroline Mhandu of Maxed Elite ensured Zimbabwe had two runners in the top three, coming in at 1:15:30.

South Africa’s best finishers were Laura Labuschangne (4th) an Stella Marais (6th).

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