Ethiopian Tadu Nare of Nedbank cruised into first place, running to victory in the Spar women’s 10km Grand Prix.
The race took place in Green Point, Cape Town, on Saturday, September 4, with Nare crossing the finish line with a career-best and record for the Cape Town race with an incredible time of 31:28, reports Times Live.
The athlete finished nearly three minutes ahead of second-placed Kesa Molotsane, as she dominated the race from start to finish. Nare was not shy about her victory or her athleticism, saying: “I think I could have run faster if there had been more competition,” she said through an interpreter.
“I was very cold at the start, so I struggled for the first couple of kilometres. But I preferred this flat course to the course in Pietermaritzburg. I am training for the Barcelona Marathon in November, so I decided to go fast to help me learn to handle the pain.”
According to Nare, it was easier to run in South Africa after training at altitude in Ethiopia. This second victory provides Nare with a significant lead for the overall SPAR Grand Prix title, reports IOL.
Picture: Twitter – SPAR Grand Prix