Kauanivi finishes 70th in men’s marathon

22 Aug 2016 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 22 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibian marathon runner Mynhardt Kauanivi finished in 70th position in the 2016 Olympic Games men’s marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday.
Kaunivi finished 12 minutes and 02 seconds (12.02) behind the winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, who finished the race in 02 hours, 08 minutes and 44 seconds (02.08:44), followed by Feyisa Lilesa of Ethophia and Galen Rupp of United States of America.
This was Kauanivi’s debut Olympics participation.
A total of 140 athletes managed to finish the race out of a total of 154 who initially started the race.
Another Namibian athlete who competed over the weekend was cyclist Michelle Vorster, who did not finish her mountain bike race due to mechanical problems.
She ended her race in the fourth lap.
Sweden’s Jenny Rissveds won gold during the Olympics mountain bike Cross Country race that was held on Saturday. Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska finished second and Canada’s Catherine Pendrel finished third to take the bonze.
A group of 10 athletes represented Namibia at the Games in Brazil in four different codes, which are cycling, boxing, athletics and target shooting.
None of the athletes managed to win a medal.