Zimbabweans are making their presence felt at the 2019 10km Peace Run at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Fortunate Chidzivo took the race by the scruff of the neck, surging into the lead from the gun in the marathon.

Chidzivo clocked a new National Zimbabwean Record of 32:26, improving her best from 33:49 and breaking the previous Course Record of Irvette van Zyl of 32:49 from 2018.

It was a sublime performance by Precious Mashele as he came flying home to defend his title in 28:36 Mashele surged away at the 6km.

Mashele held off a fast finishing Mbuleli Mathanga (28:40) with Desmond Mokgobu a further 8 seconds behind.

Kesa Molotsane took second place (33:30) and Rutendo Nyahora was third (33:50).

South Africans are finding a love for the 10km race distance, as some 8500 runners lined up for the 2019 10km Peace Run