Bertrams resident Jabulani Hlatshwayo won a bronze medal at this year’s Comrades Marathon.
The marathon commenced from Pietermaritzburg town hall to Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban.
Hlatswayo finished the race in 10:57.01.
He said he started running 15 years ago.
“I used to run to work every day. I was working at Germiston by then. It was a way of saving transport money. Little did I know that I will end up running the Comrades.
“This was the 10th Comrades Marathon that I participated in. I now have a green number.
“I used to watch Comrades on television until I saw old people participating. I said to myself, if old people are running why can’t I? I started running the Comrades in 2008 and I have never looked back,” he said.
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Hlatswayo said he would like to see Bertrams residents participating in athletics.
“A lot of people in Bertrams stand around the corners while others commit crimes. I would like them to come and join me when I run,” he said.