The quality fields made breaking world bests along the Friendly City’s seashore entrance seem more uncomplicated than pronouncing Gqeberha‚ with three men and two girls americans dipping below the outdated marks in the Nedbank Runified Breaking Limitations 50km tournament on Sunday.
Irvette van Zyl took the girls americans’s bustle in 3hr 04min 23sec‚ and runner-up Lilian Jepkorir Chemweno of Kenya (3: 05: 00) turned into also inside 3: 07: 20 plot by Alyson Dixon of Britain in 2019. Poland’s Dominika Stelmach turned into third in 3: 10: 26.
Ketema Negasa of Ethiopia received the men’s bustle in 2: 42: 07. Locals Jonas Makhele (2: 42: 14) and Ntsindiso Mphakathi (2: 42: 56) were also below the two: 43: 38 clocked by Thompson Magawana en path to winning the 1988 Two Oceans Marathon.
Van Zyl and Negasa every received R250‚000 — R100‚000 for the triumphs plus a bonus of R150‚000 for breaking the information.
While Sunday’s fields competed on a flat circuit picked by sponsor Nedbank for the motive of breaking the world bests‚ spare a concept for Magawana who needed to barter Chapman’s High and the climb from Hout Bay to Constantia Nek 33 years ago.
After which he aloof needed to sprint but one more 6km — his 3: 03: 44 remains the Two Oceans file and his victory earned him a R35‚000 automobile.
Frith van der Merwe’ 3: 30: 36 from 1989 is aloof the Two Oceans’ girls americans’s easiest. She finished 22nd total that One year and clocked 3: 03: 38 for the main 50km‚ a world easiest that lasted for 30 years.
Supply: ARENA Holdings.
World bests fall in Gqeberha