“I have started an hour’s training every day. In July I will increase the training time to one and a half hours. I will be preparing for the Victoria Falls Marathon to be run on August 19. From there I will go back to South Africa for the City-to-City Marathon that will be from Johannesburg to Pretoria on September 30. After that race I will remain in South Africa for the Township-to-Township race in Durban on October 28. The curtain of my athletics calendar will come down on November 17 when I run in the Mount Darwin Marathon which I also won last year on November 17. From there, I will be off season where I won’t even be jogging in the morning. I will only start training on January 1 preparing for the 2013 Two Oceans and the Comrades Marathon.”
The father of six children, two boys and four girls, is into the transport business and also owns an A1 farm in Bindura.
“I started the transporting business with two commuter omnibuses but later sold them and remained with these two trucks that I use for any hirings.”
Apart from owning cars, Mambo boasts of houses sprouted all over Harare and Bindura.
“I own five houses with three of them in Harare’s Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa while two others are in Concession and Mhangura. Recently I bought a stand here in Bindura where I intend to build another house very soon. In addition to that I have this house which I got as a package from our former employers Ashanti Mine,” he added.
“From six of my children, only Trust, who is in Form Two, is retracing my footsteps in athletics. He has terrorised the local athletics scene, I can tell you.”
Mambo paid tribute to his training partner and best friend Givemore Nyamhondera.
“He is the one who is always cycling while I am running when I do my training, I salute him for that,” concluded Mambo.