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Amanzimtoti athlete wins gold at Durban City Marathon

Margaret Botes of the Amanzimtoti Athletic Club finished first in her age category, securing her a podium position.

ELEVEN members of the Amanzimtoti Athletic Club (AAC) took part in the recent Durban City Marathon, with Margaret Botes bagging gold in the 10km race.

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This exciting annual race is a Comrades qualifier which offers the opportunity for runners and walkers to experience the best of the city of Durban. It also included a half-marathon and 10km.

Botes said the 10km route was fast and flat. “It was run from Kings Park Athletic Stadium, towards the city, returning to Blue Lagoon then back to Kings Park. My time was 01:05:57. I was first in the 60+ age category. I was very happy with my time as it was a very hot day,” she said.

Botes is now looking forward to the club’s 10km champs that will be held at Stella Athletics Club on May 12.

Liesl Fourie of AAC congratulated all the members who ran and gave special congratulations to Botes for her stellar achievement of a podium position.


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