TOP lengthy distance runner, Jobo Khatoane, has began his 2021 season in type after successful the 2021 Capital Metropolis Marathon in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday.
Khatoane was topped the champion after clocking 29 minutes within the 10km race. He was adopted by Ayanda Zikode who clocked half-hour 15 seconds.
He instructed the Lesotho Occasions this week that he was excited to have gained the race though his missed his 28 minutes goal, his private greatest in 10km races.
This was Khoatane’s first race this season marking his return to motion after final competing in February 2020 through the annual Gabasheane Rakabaele memorial half marathon in Berea.
“I gained the race and I’m proud of my efficiency,” Khatoane mentioned.
“The route was not simple. Though this was my first race after a 12 months, I found that I’m nonetheless match and aggressive.
“I wished to clock make at most 28 minutes which is my private greatest in 10 km races.”
Though he didn’t have enough time to organize for the race, he mentioned he was completely happy to win as a result of some contestants from South Africa gave him a troublesome time.
Other than final weekend’s occasion, Khatoane mentioned the organizers of the Capital Metropolis Marathon have been additionally organising observe and discipline occasions whose dates and occasions are but to be introduced. The forthcoming occasion can be held on the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.
It should have a 5km and a 10km race and Khatoane is contemplating to compete in each.
“As for the observe occasion, I’ll compete in each races as a result of they are going to be on completely different dates,” he added.
After the weekend race, Khatoane is again within the nation and can journey to Pietermaritzburg as soon as the dates for the observe occasion are finalised.