ETHIOPIAN TEKLETSION MASSHUN WINS NELSON MANDELA MARATHON

PEITERMARITZBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Tekletsion Kassahun from Ethiopia has won the 2017 Mandela Day Marathon while Mamorallo Tsoka from Lesotho won the women’s race here Sunday.

The 2017 Mandela Marathon started at Imbali township in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal Province midlands with more than 15,00 runners braving the low temperatures to participate in the event whose route

traces the footsteps of the legendary icon.

It begins at the site where Mandela held a meeting and ends in Howick where Mandela was captured by the apartheid authorities.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK