The Botswana Life Classic Run Half Marathon– held on Sunday 7th October 2018 – was a resounding success. The marathon started and ended at Botswana Life Head Office in Fairgrounds Office Park in Gaborone.
Godiraone Nthompe took first position in the senior malecategory 21.1km race in a time of 1:08:10.2, closely followed by Sesebo Matlapeng 1:08:10.5 and Tholego Keithekile 1:10:03.0. Phatsimo Moikabi won the senior female category with 1:49:12.0, while Wame Ntwayakgosi took second position 1:59:49.1 and Ai Homma came in third with a time of 2:06:06.2.In the corporate challenge BUAN (Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) came out victorious while Aon Botswana and BancABC took second and third place respectively.
In the 10km race, senior male category, Sylvester Koko crossed the finish line first with an astonishing 31:05.3 followed by Kagiso Kebatshwaretse 32:48.6 and in third position, Goitsemodimo Mokgalagadi 33:24.8. Underthe junior female category, Oratile Nowe came out on top at 37:08.1 followed by Laone Moloi 37:09.8 and Lame Nare 37:10.7.
First prize in the21.1km race was P10 000, with second and third position winners taking P7 5 00, and P5 000 respectively in both male and female categories. For the 10km race, winners walked away with a cash prize of P5000 while the runner up tookP2 500 and P1 500 for third place.
Botswana LifePR, Communications and Marketing ManagerTebogo Keepotsoesaid: “We are very happy with today’s turnout. People came out in their numbers to participate in the run, both young and old, which is truly comforting, as the Classic Run is not merely for professional athletes; it is our way of promoting health and wellness.”
“We would like congratulate all the winners and thank all those who participated in our silver jubilee. We would also like to thank all our sponsors, partners and volunteers, with special mention to the Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) for helping us pull off a smooth marathon. We are confident that next year’s run will be even more successful,” said. Keepetsoe.