High Altitude Summer Marathon set for next week

High Altitude Summer Marathon set for next week

MASERU – The 2017 High Altitude Summer Marathon will take place on December 2 in Mokhotlong, race organisers have confirmed.
This year the prestigious race is being hosted exclusively by the Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission (LSRC) after the Ministry of Sports transferred a series of events, including the yearly showpiece marathon, to the commission last month.
The High Altitude Summer Marathon will once again be divided into three categories – 5 kilometres, 21.1km and the 42.2km main race.
The race will start in Mafolaneng at 6am and will finish at Mokhotlong Pitso Ground.

The LSRC said it is expecting top athletes from Lesotho and abroad to compete for the R100 000 jackpot in both the men’s and women’s races.
Organisers added that registration for the marathon is open and will only close an hour before the race.
Last year Teboho Sello beat a quality field to win the men’s 42.2km race while Makampong Letsie clinched the women’s title. Both champions are expected to return to defend their crowns.

“The registration will be done in the districts across the country and they will also be done online at www.finishtime.co.za and online@finishtime.co.za. This website will also be used to confirm entries for all registered athletes,” LSRC public relations officer Refiloe Maphallela said yesterday.

The LSRC said it is expecting athletes from as far afield as Kenya to enter.
The entry fee for the 42.2km main event is M200 for international athletes and M75 for local runners.

Luciah Phahla

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