Sunday, May 29, 2011

Victorious twins had 'worst run ever'

he siblings won the race for the eighth time in nine years, but neither felt in their best form in the 86th edition of the ultra-marathon, an 87km 'up' run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

"The was the worst run I've had, and it was my worst result in nine years," Elena said after crossing the line in 6:24.11, almost 15 minutes off her own course record and the slowest winning time since 1999.

"I wasn't feeling well today -- I had a problem with my stomach -- but of course I'm happy to have won."

Olesya said they had not yet recovered from the Two Oceans 56km ultra-marathon in Cape Town in April, which resulted in their slower than usual performances.