Saturday, May 28, 2011

Runners out to deny Muzhingi his hat-trick

The winner of the Comrades Marathon in 2009 and 2010, Zimbabwean Stephen Muzhingi, is going to be under a lot of pressure in Sunday’s 86th running of the race.

However, with six previous Comrades behind him he has a wealth of experience to fall back on and is in peak condition, mentally and physically.

His main challengers along the 89km route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg could well be Mr Price runners Ludwick Mamabolo and Bongamusa Mthembu, who were second and third respectively to Muzhingi last year, although Mthembu actually finished fourth only to be elevated to third after the disqualification of Sergio Motsoeneng for a doping infringement.

Others in the Mr Price line-up looking for one of the 10 gold medals on offer are Fusi Nhlapo and Leboka Noto.