MUTARE – Robson Chigora and Constance Nyasango were earlier this week crowned champions of the second edition of the Dangamvura Old Mutual 10 km Fun Run in the male and female categories respectively.
In the male category Chigora won US$400 after hitting the finishing line in 30 minutes 46 seconds, while second-placed Millian Matende crossed the finishing line in 30 minutes 53 sec and went away with US$300. The defending champion Jocob Mugomeri came third and won US$250.
Nyasango successfully defended her title in female category and went home with US$400 after she crossed the finishing in 37 minutes 22 sec while Chiedza Chokore and Patience Murowe came second and third respectively.
Speaking at the event, Manicaland Athletics board chairperson Joshua Matume thanked Old Mutual for the support and sponsorship of the race which continues to attract athletes from across the country.
“The race was well-organised, we are happy with the attendance although. We failed to reach last year’s figures because of the school holiday, but the fact that most of the country’s top athletes took part in the race is a good achievement.
“The race also ensures fitness among our athletes and it is also good as we prepare for the Old Mutual 21 km Vumba Half Marathon Race that is coming later this year,” said Matume.
Old Mutual general manager (Properties) Gilbert Gumbo said the race was a way of ensuring fitness and showing support of sports in Manicaland province.
“This race comes as a reaffirmation off Old Mutual’s support for the development of sports in the province. As we draw towards the end of the year, Old Mutual will again provide another exciting platform for athletes in form of the Vumba Mountain Run,” said Moyo.sport