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Dintwe wins PPC Kgale Hill for the fourth time in a row

Dintwe wins PPC Kgale Hill for the fourth time in a row
June 29
14:42 2018
  • While Nzima claims the men’s category

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Local marathon runner Onneile Dintwe, has won the ladies PPC Kgale Hill 15 km marathon ladies category for a fourth consecutive time while Sibusiso Nzima claimed the men’s category. The race was held in Gaborone over the weekend.

The marathon attracted athletes from across Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Dintwe continued her dominance in the race winning with a time of 1:01:32. Nzima on the other emerged the king of the Hill with a time of 49:48, the duo claimed a sum of P7,500 each. A total of P47,600 was awarded to various runners including the prizes given to Nzima and Dintwe.

For this year’s marathon, the race organizers introduced a new route, in order to accommodate the reconstruction of the Game City – Boatle road that has traditionally been a part of the route in the past. Runners participated in the 15 km or 5 km Fun Run, which included scaling and descending the 1,287-meter high hill.

Speaking after the race PPC Botswana general manager Tuelo Botlhole thanked those who took part in the race, “ especially those who who join us, year after year, to go further and go beyond their limitations.”

He further stated that PPC is committed to positively affecting the communities in which it does business. This year, 50 percent of the proceeds from the marathon will be invested in community development projects in the form of cement.

This year the primary beneficiary will be Mokolodi Creche; PPC Botswana will assist them to complete the construction of an ablution block, a kitchen extension and contribute cement towards an additional classroom.

 

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