Nkhasi sets sights on Two Oceans

Nkhasi sets sights on Two Oceans

Maseru – Lesotho Olympian Namakoe Nkhasi has set his sights on next month’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathons in Cape Town after a disappointing showing at the ASA Speed Series at King’s Park Stadium in Durban on Tuesday.

Nkhasi was one of the favourites in the 10 000 metres race and, although he finished second behind Elroy Gelant, his time of 28:32.55 minutes was a full 16 seconds adrift of the South African’s winning effort of 28:16.54. Nkhasi’s time was also much slower than his personal best of 28:06.33.

Speaking to thepost on Tuesday, Nkhasi admitted he could have more to win the race but he also bemoaned the strong windy conditions in Durban.
Nkhasi, who is based in Soweto, South Africa, said he will now focus on the 21-kilometre Two Oceans half marathon on April 15.

“I see that I was too relaxed; the winning time was 28:16 minutes and I was 16 seconds late. My time was 28:32:05,” he said.
“There was really not a lot that was bad about the race, it was just the wind. The competition was good though.”

Nkhasi added: “For now I am looking forward to the Two Oceans in Cape Town because I always run a half marathon once a year.”

Luciah Phahla

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