JOHANNESBURG – Former Comrades Marathon winner Charne Bosman will be among the elite athletes at the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run in Pretoria on Sunday, where the event will be hosting a half-marathon for the first time.
Bosman may be better known for her ability over the ultra-marathon distances but will still be chasing a podium place in her home town.
“I am glad the organisers incorporated a 21km race this year. It’s still a little short for me, but I am incorporating it into my long run training. I stay in Menlo Park, so this race is on my doorstep and I am looking to be very competitive and to give this race my best shot,” Bosman said.
“I participated in the 10km race last year and it’s an incredible event, a really special race. It is always nice to be part of an event that recognises the contribution of Nelson Mandela.”
It's only 48 hours till we make our way to the start at the Union Buildings to celebrate Tata Madiba at this year's Mandela Walk and Run! Will you be joining us to honour Nelson Mandela's legacy? #BeTheLegacy and join us! #Mandela100 #MandelaRWR @GautengSACR pic.twitter.com/eLKXMHq2tt— Mandela Remembrance Walk & Run - 9th December 2018 (@mandelarw) December 7, 2018