One of the biggest races on the country’s sporting calendar, the Victoria Falls marathon roars into life this Sunday with close to 2000 participants set to take part.

With the race traditionally dominated by Zimbabwean athletes, a group of Tanzanian runners has promised to alter the history.

Africa’s adventure capital the Victoria Falls will be the center of attraction this weekend as local and international athletes compete in the 2017 edition of the Victoria Falls marathon which is an association of international marathon and distance races registered event.

With some beautiful scenery and opportunity to see wildlife along the way, the participants will compete in the three different categories, namely the full 42.2km marathon race, 21.2km half marathon run and a 7.5km fun run.

Representative of the organisers, Brent Williamson said all the necessary home work has been done and is upbeat of a successful event.

Some of the local participants said there are geared up for the run and would like to do the nation proud while for others it will be a great family event.

The marathon race will start at the car park opposite the post office, then cross over the Victoria Falls bridge, briefly into Zambia and back into the Zambezi National Park with some great views of the river and ends at the Victoria Falls Primary School.

Meanwhile, the responsible authorities have advised that the Zimbabwe/Zambia border will be temporarily closed from 2200 hours on the 17th June through until 0830 hours on the 18th of June for the Victoria Falls marathon.