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Rössing virtual marathon winners to pocket N$20 000

2022-01-24  Staff Reporter

Rössing virtual marathon winners to pocket N$20 000
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Rössing Uranium has increased the annual marathon prize money, which will see winners of the marathon taking home N$20 000 cash prize in addition to the N$20 000 development bonuses. 

The virtual marathon will take place on 12 March, and runners across the country can run from wherever they find themselves.

The winners of the half-marathon (21km) and 10km races will receive N$6 000 and N$2 000, respectively.

Winners in the veteran and masters’ marathon will receive N$2 000; N$1 500 for the 21km and N$1 000 for 10km.

Rössing Uranium’s manager for corporate communication Daylight Ekandjo said following their first virtual marathon in 2021, they recognised the effort that goes into running a virtual marathon and for that reason, they want to reward their runners for the hard work. 

“A virtual marathon is challenging because runners are all on their own, with no water points, no road marshals and running on different road terrains. We looked at all these challenges, and as a responsible corporate company, we saw it best fit that we increase the prize money in all categories,” she said.

Ekandjo explained that with Covid-19, road runners have been struggling with events, and Rössing Uranium is committed to continue hosting this marathon in the best format that will benefit their people. 

“This is our investment to the community, and for us, we want to continue promoting a healthy and active lifestyle,” she said. 

Runners can register on and the closing date for registration is 18 February 2022.

Meanwhile, Jeremia Shaliaxwe won the 2021 Rössing marathon men’s virtual run in a time of 02:19:59. 

Alina Armas-Namupala won the 42km ladies-open category, crossing the line in 02:51:01.

Both athletes received N$10 000 and a development bonus of N$20 000 each.

2022-01-24  Staff Reporter

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