Harmless Kurira, Sports activities Reporter
ORGANISERS of the annual PPC Matopos Extremely Marathon say runners that had already registered for the occasion on-line earlier than Tuesday’s 60-day Authorities ban on massive public gatherings might be eligible to take part within the marathon on a rescheduled date.
President Mnangagwa introduced a 60-day ban on public gatherings of greater than 100 folks, together with sporting occasions to assist curb the unfold of Covid-19 that has already claimed greater than 8 000 lives worldwide and contaminated near 200 000 folks.
The PPC Marathon, which incorporates the 33-miler (53km), 21km, 10km and 5km enjoyable run, had been set for April four and joins a number of different sporting occasions which were affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
One other crowd puller, the annual Outdated Mutual Nkulumane Half Marathon, which is held in early Could may also be affected by the 60-day ban.
Near 1 000 folks had already registered for the PPC marathon on-line and the race often attracts as much as 3 000 runners.
“We want to advise PPC Matopos Marathon 2020 runners and the general public at massive that the race has been postponed to a date to be suggested sooner or later. All runners which have registered and paid for his or her place within the 2020 race might be eligible to take part within the PPC Marathon when it’s rescheduled with no extra funds required,” learn a PPC assertion.
The marathon drew about 3 500 runners final yr and Black Rhinos athlete Andrew Chimbidzikai received the lads’s 53km race in a time of three hours 12 minutes and 22 seconds.
Nedbank’s Chiedza Chokore clocked Three hours 57 minutes and 17 seconds to take the ladies’s gong. – @innocentskizoe