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Weskus Marathon has great feats

Records were shattered at the annual Langebaan Country Estate (LCE) Weskus Marathon that celebrated its 18th year on Saturday 23 March.

According to LCE marketing associate Kate Richardson, 4 666 participants attended this year’s marathon, surpassing last year’s 4512.

The event consisted of a 42,2 km full marathon, a 21,1 km half-marathon and a 10 km and a 5 km fun run / walk.

“This is a great fundraiser for the West Coast National Park, as all proceeds will be donated,” Richardson said.

Lungile Gongqa and Annie Bothma broke records at the marathon, both of them representing the Nedbank Running Club.

Gongqa proved his mettle in the 42,2 km full marathon with a time of 02:23:17, while Bothma set a new record in the 10 km, coming in at 00:36:38.

Weslander, the media sponsor of the event, manned one of the water points en route. Prize money to the total value of R60 000 was won, with lucky draws, which included running shoes, running gear and vouchers.

Strandloper organising committee chairman Louis van der Walt expressed his gratitude to LCE for hosting the marathon and playing an integral part in organising the event.

“Thanks to the West Coast National Park for making its beautiful facility available for this event,” Van der Walt said, “and thank you to all the sponsors for their contribution. And lastly, a big thanks to all 400 volunteers who helped with registration, marshalling and water points.”

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