Nelson Mandela – a celebration of an icon’s life

Ethiopia’s Kassahun wins Mandela Marathon

Sunday 27 August 2017 12:56

Fanele Mhlongo

More than 15 000 runners have braved the cold temperatures to participate in the 42.2 kilometre long marathon.

More than 15 000 runners have braved the cold temperatures to participate in the 42.2 kilometre long marathon.

Tekletsion Kassahun from Ethiopia has won the 42 km Nelson Mandela.

Mamorallo Tsoka from Lesotho has won the 42km female race.

The 2017 Nelson Mandela Marathon started at Imbali Township, Pietermaritzburg, in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

More than 15 000 runners have braved the cold temperatures to participate in the 42.2 kilometre long marathon whose route
traces the footsteps of the legendary icon.

It started at the site where Mandela held a meeting, and ends in Howick, which was were Mandela was captured.
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