BATTLE-HARDENED long distance runner Cuthbert Nyasango will be hoping for another good show by his family members ahead of the Simon Muzenda-Gutu-Half-Marathon race which kicks off this morning at Mpandawana.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
The family, which includes sister Constance and wife Faith Nyasango put up a sterling display at the recently held Westgate Half-Marathon in the capital.
In an interview with Standardsport on Friday (Cuthbert) Nyasango was oozing with confidence even though he added that it would not be a plain sailing.
“We are hoping to continue with our fine form, we did well at the Westgate half-marathon. We are working together as a family and this gives us the strength to pull good results,’’ he said.
Organiser of the race Titus Madzingo was optimistic that this year’s tournament would again prove to be one of the competitive races in the country.
“Preparations went on well and I can declare that we are now ready to host the event. This year’s winners in both the female and male categories will walk away with US$2 500 respectively while those on second place will take home US$2 000 with third place pocketing US$1 500.
Madzingo added that they would as usual reward Masvingo residents for excelling in this race. “As usual, we are going to reward the first resident of Masvingo up to third. It does not matter the finishing number as long as they are the first residents of Masvingo to hit the line. The one who comes first will get a plough and US$150, second getting a harrow and US$100 while third place will get a bicycle and US$50,” Madzingo added.