Zimbabwean Givemore Mudzinganyama made history in the world of sports as he held off fast charging Dan Matshailwe and Nkosikhina Mhlakwana to win his first Total sports, Two Oceans Marathon 2023.
He clocked at 3.09.50 ahead of Dan Matshailwe whose finishing time in the finishing line was 03.10.19.
While the third position was occupied by Nkosikhona Mhlakwana, he finished the race in three hours ,ten minutes and forty seconds.
In his social media page, Mr Mudzinganyama he stated out that his major goal was to participate in Olympics however he was happy to take part as an athlete in the Two Oceans marathon.
“I had a dream to dream to run Olympics. Two Oceans has healed the wound…,” said Givemore Mudzinganyama. (Facebook)
The two Oceans Ultra Marathon is a race of 56km or 35 mile and another one is a 21km half marathon held annually in Capetown in South Africa every Saturday of Easter Weekend.
With at least more than 85 countries having registered athletes participating in the annual traditional event.
The race is run against a backdrop of spectators scenery through the Cape Penisula.
Last year the event was held in two consecutive days on the 16th and on the 17th of April.
In the women’s marathon, South African runner, Gerda Steyn has emphatically cemented her place in history as she broke her last year’s record that she had set last year.