JOHANNESBURG – Edward Mothibi will not forget 2019 in a hurry.
His most recent success came about late on Wednesday night in San Francisco where he won the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge to help Implats (the Implala Platinum Mine running team) grab the title.
Slender smashed the 5.6km distance of the relay format competition in what was described as “the second fastest time ever for the distance”, of 15:48 to beat James Hoad and Tom Jervis into second and third spots respectively. The BP PLC London runners clocked 16:03 and 16:04.
“I’m very happy to win the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, first overall, and win the world championship as a company with Implats,” Mothibi posted on his Facebook page yesterday.
Making Mothibi’s victory all the more incredible was the fact that it came just four days after he had finished fifth at the IAU World 50km Championships in Romania to help Team South Africa to win the competition overall.