Kudakwashe Shoko romped to victory in the 21st February Movement 10 kilometre road race held in Highfield this morning, while Rutendo Nyahora was crowned the champion in the women’s category.

Shoko of Shabanie Mine shrugged off the challenge with Edmore Sibanda and Michael Ngaaseke to cross the finish line in 29 minutes and 26 seconds.

Shoko pocketed 150 dollars for reigning supreme, while Sibanda who finished second in 30 minutes and three seconds walked away with 100 dollars. Ngaaseke had to settle for third best in 30 minutes 11 seconds and received 90 dollars for his effort.
South African based Rutendo Nyahora completed the race in 35 minutes and 46 seconds in the women’s category which saw her winning 150 dollars. Muchaneta Gwata pocketed 100 dollars after finishing second in 36 minutes and 45 seconds, while Olivia Chitete’s third place finish guaranteed her 90 dollars.

The junior men’s race was won by Marshall Jaji while Ivy Mutero emerged triumphant in the Junior women’s race.Elford Moyo won the wheelchair race.

 

Shoko and Nyahora expressed delight at winning the race which was held to commemorate the birthday of the Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe who was born on the 21st of February in 1924.

 

The Governor and resident Minister of Harare Metropolitan Province, Comrade David Karimanzira said the 21st February movement 10 kilometre road race was an important way to celebrate the birthday of an iconic figure, President Mugabe.

 

The Chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Province, Ambassador Amos Midzi, who sourced the sponsorship for the road race was overwhelmed with the turnout.

The Governor and resident Minister of Harare Metropolitan Province, Comrade David Karimanzira said the 21st February movement 10 kilometre road race was an important way to celebrate the birthday of an iconic figure, President Mugabe.

 

This race was sponsored to the tune of 10 thousand dollars and saw over seven hundred athletes taking part, among them 41 wheelchair participants.