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An 81-year-old runner from Limpopo, Johannes Mosehla broke a 34-year Comrades Marathon record on Sunday. Mosehla who hails from Sekhukhune became the oldest runner to finish a race. The retired bricklayer, who was running his 10th Comrades crossed the line at 9:26:10.

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Thus braking a record set by Wally Hayward as the oldest person to complete the race. Hayward ran 10:58:03 in 1989 aged 80.

Limpopo runner Johannes Mosehla breaks 34-year Comrades Marathon record
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Meanwhile, Tete Dijana won the Marathon for the second consecutive year, with a record-breaking time of 5:13:58. He beat more than four minutes off David Gatebe’s best time of 5:18:19, in 2016.

Gerda Steyn won the women’s race in a time of 5:44:56, her second Comrades truimph. She also broke the down-run record, which was previously held by Frith van der Merwe in 1989 at a time of 5:54:43.

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