Over 6 000 runners take part in Dis-Chem marathon

Runners setting off on the five kilometre fun run.

Over 6 000 runners flocked to the streets of Bedfordview to take part in the 17th annual Dis-Chem Half Marathon on January 15.

Some runners were disqualified in this year’s Dis-Chem Half Marathon for not wearing their license numbers on the front and back as per the 2017 Athletics South Africa regulations.

The half marathon is a seeding race for the Comrades Marathon.

Runners also took part in a 5km fun run on the day.

The top three runners for the half marathon were:

  •  Thabang Mosiako with a time of 1:05:53.
  •  Desmond Mokgobu, who finished with a time of 1:06:55.
  •  Phillimon Tebogo Mathiba, who finished with a time of 1:08:56.

The first woman to finish the half marathon was Christine Kalmer, who finished the 21km race with a time of 1:22:50

The top three runners of the fun run were:

  •  Vuyisile Choba, who finished in 15:44.
  •  Kabelo Melamu, who had a time of 16:09,
  •  Piet Sabelo, who finished in 16: 47.

Watch the participants of the Dis-Chem Half Marathon sing the South African National Anthem here:

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Stephan Lehman

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