(EMBARGO: September 1, 10:00)
01 September 2022
North West runners who performed well at this year’s Comrades Ultra Marathon will receive a shot in the arm on top of the prize money they got from the race organisers – thanks to a monetary pledge by the provincial Department of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation (Acsr).
The Ultra Marathon took place in KwaZulu Natal last Sunday, with the North West runners displaying their excellence in what is dubbed the “Ultimate Human Race”.
In the male category of the race, North West runners scooped five spots in the top ten, while the women from the province romped home with two slots in the top ten.
The runners will receive their symbolic cheques at a welcome function to be held at the North West University (NWU) on September 1. The function will be preceded by a parade with the runners around the streets of Mahikeng.
The welcome event and parade will be held under the auspices of Acsr, Office of the Premier, the Provincial Legislature, NWU, Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality and the Mahikeng Local Municipality.
2022 Comrades winner Tete Morena Dijana, will receive a cash injection of R100 000, as will Adele Broodryk, who was the top South African woman runner.
Second-placed Edward Mothibi (who won the previous edition of the Ultra Marathon), will go home with a R50 000 cheque. Third-placed Dan Moselekwa will be R30 000 richer while number five Johanes Makgetla will pocket R20 000. Galaletsang Mekgoe, who came fifth in the ladies category, will also receive R20 000.
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