Kondjashili, Johannes win Sam Nujoma Half Marathon

27 Aug 2017 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 27 AUG (NAMPA) – Kefas Kondjashili of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Athletics Club won the men’s category of the Dr Sam Nujoma Half Marathon in Windhoek on Sunday.
He completed the 21 kilometre (km) marathon in 01 hour; 06 minutes and 39 seconds.
The NamPol runner was followed home by Thomas Reinholdt in second place in a time of 01h; 07m and 36s, while Reanard Amupala came third in a time of 01h; 07m and 55 seconds.
Uveni Kuugongelwa came fourth, while Namibia’s 2016 Olympic representative Mynhardt Kauanivi was in fifth place.
The women’s race was won by Helalia Johannes of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) in 01h; 15m and 03s.
Lavinia Haitope was second (01; 18m and 10s) with Leena Ekandjo coming third in a time of 01h; 21m and 08 seconds.
In the 10km junior event for men, Hako Thomasi (36m; 15s) beat Simon Paulus in second and Elias Nghidinwa in third place.
The women’s event was won by Gustaf Rodengudus (44m; 37s), while Lydia Neuluma was second and Leticia Christina, third.
Last year’s half marathon was won by Kenyan runner Sammy Kipkoech Tum and Namibia’s Helalia Johannes in the men’s and women’s categories respectively.
The race began at the Doc Jubber hockey fields in Olympia, with athletes running through the winding streets of various Windhoek suburbs before making their way back to the finish line at the hockey fields.
The half marathon also included a five kilometre fun run.
The main sponsor, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) contributed N.dollars 184 639 to the event.
The Sam Nujoma Half Marathon, organised by Athletics Namibia, was first held in 2011.