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TANGANDA HALF MARATHON ON

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OLYMPIAN, Wirimayi Juwawo has confirmed his participation at the annual Tanganda Tea half marathon, and will headline a cast of top athletes expected to converge in Manicaland this weekend for the race. BY KENNETH NYANGANI Organisers revealed that Juwawo, who holds the record of 1:02:43 in the race which, he set in 2012, will run on Sunday and he will ...

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TRIPLE JUMPER MAPAYA GETS US SCHOLARSHIP

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ST GEORGES’ College triple jumper and footballer, Chengetai Mapaya, has been granted a scholarship to study at Texas Christian University in the United States, courtesy of Payne Global Sports Management International. BY FORTUNE MBELE Mapaya (18) won gold for Zimbabwe in the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games in Angola last year for his 15.42 metres leap ...

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MVUMVURE’S ULTIMATE RACE

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ELEVEN months ago Zimbabwean sprinter Gabriel Mvumvure was living his dream as he lined up with some of the world’s best athletes at the greatest sporting stage — the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO It was the realisation of a lifelong dream for the former Churchill High School student, who had for over a decade ...

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SIBANDA HOPES TO RECLAIM VIC FALLS MARATHON

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SIX-TIME winner of the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon, Nkosiyazi Sibanda, will be hoping to reclaim the title which he lost last year to Black Rhinos’ Millen Matanda. The race is on in Victoria Falls tomorrow morning. BY FORTUNE MBELE The Blanket Mine long distance runner previously won the race in 2007 and 2008 and also won it uninterrupted from 2012 ...

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CASTER TO LEAD SA CHARGE IN OSLO

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Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya lines up as the favourite in her specialist discipline on Thursday night, as she leads five South African athletes at the fifth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series in Oslo, Norway. Semenya, the fastest woman in the world this year (1:56.61), will aim to extend her lead of the series when she turns out for ...

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NAAZ KEEN TO DEVELOP ATHLETICS FROM THE GRASSROOTS

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National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president Tendai Tagara has said his association is leaving no stone unturned in their bid to develop the sport from the grassroots level. BY SPORTS REPORTER Speaking on the sidelines of Disney Junior Pre-School sports day held at Mutare Sports Club last weekend where he was the guest of honour, Tagara said young children ...

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BOLT TO LEAVE UNMATCHED LEGACY – COE

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Usain Bolt is without question the greatest ever track athlete and the Jamaican’s involvement in athletics after his retirement will be paramount to ensure its relevance to a younger generation, according to Sebastian Coe. source – S The IAAF president watched Bolt cruise to victory in the 100 metres at the national stadium in Kingston on Saturday, the 30-year-old bidding ...

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DANGAMVURA FUN RUN SECOND EDITION ON NEXT WEEK

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The Old Mutual Dangamvura 10km Fun Run is set to return for its second year with the country’s top athletes expected to compete for top honours next week in Mutare. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The first edition of the race held last year was a success after 671 athletes participated in different categories from the expected 400. Manicaland Athletics Board chairperson Joshua ...

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FATIGUED KATIVHU DOUBTS TITLE DEFENSE

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LONG distance runner Monica Kativhu doubts she will be able to defend her PPC Matopos 33-miler Ultra-Marathon title on Saturday, as she is fatigued following her participation in the Zululand Nongoma 56km Ultra-Marathon where she came third last week.BY FORTUNE MBELE   She, however, says she will take part in the race and will be using it to prepare for ...

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MUZHINGI WELCOMES NAAZ SPONSORSHIP

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ZIMBABWE’S three-time Comrades Marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi believes local athletics is set for major revival, following the entry of JM Busha 54 Races to sponsor local marathon races, as well as track and field competitions in the country. BY SPORTS REPORTER JM Busha 54 Races is a non-profit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting sport, education and peace ...

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