NEW: Top athletes spice up Commissioner General’s race

11 Jun, 2022 - 13:06 0 Views
NEW: Top athletes spice up Commissioner General’s race WINNERS PODIUM . . . 2022 Commissioner General of Police 21km Road Race main event winner Isaac Mpofu flanked by second-placed Munyaradzi Jari (left) and Ngonidzashe Ncube, who came third

The ManicaPost

 

Ray Bande
Senior Reporter

 

ASPIRING Olympian Isaac Mpofu added another accolade to his cabinet after winning the 2022 edition of the Old Mutual-bankrolled Commissioner General of Police 21km Road Race which saw a number of the country’s top athletes taking part.

 

The Commissioner General of Police 21km Road Race was held in the undulating terrain of the eastern border city of Mutare with its winning points at Dangamvura Shopping Complex.

 

Mpofu outpaced other competitors to complete the race in one hour, four minutes and 48 seconds ahead of second-placed Munyaradzi Jari who crossed the finishing line in one hour, seven minutes and 35 seconds.

 

It appears Mpofu’s light keeps shining after he became the first man to get home in the 42.2km race in two hours, 10 minutes and four seconds in the Durban International Marathon in South Africa early last month but the Zimbabwean was devastated after the race organisers said he had to forfeit his R50 000 prize money and title for failing to display two licence numbers on his bib.

 

However, in yesterday’s race, Ngonidzashe Ncube, who romped home in one hour, seven minutes and 45 seconds, settled for third position.

 

In the ladies category, two-time Commissioner General of Police main event winner Olivia Chitate failed to defend her title as ZPCS’s Patience Murove snatched pole position after finishing the race in one hour, 20 minutes and 53 seconds.

 

In second position was Caroline Mhandu who crossed the finishing line in one hour, 21 minutes and 48 seconds ahead of third-placed Chitate who clocked one hour, 23 minutes and 17 seconds.

 

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