3rd Kazungula Bridge marathon concludes successfully

The third edition of the Kazungula Bridge Marathon was hosted over the weekend in Kasane with participants from neighbouring nations

Botswana: The third edition of the Kazungula Bridge Marathon was hosted over the weekend in Kasane. The event was attended by many participants who travelled to Botswana from neighbouring nations. The Kazungula Bridge marathon is hosted every year and brings participants from across the continent.

The marathon ritually enrolled athletes from countries such as Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The event was hosted in four distance categories. The marathon also divided the participants into groups based on their genders and age.

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The Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture, Botswana organized the event for the people of the country. The officials are happy with the tremendous success and shared glimpses from the event on their social media.

The marathon was swarmed with participants from various parts of the country and the continent. The distance categories of the marathon were: 5km, 10km, 21km and 42.2km.

The participant categories were: Senior Men and Women, Junior Men and Women and the Disabled. The Ministry was delighted to note that all the participants ran the marathon despite the scorching sun.

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Honest Buti Billy was also present at the marathon.  The Assistant Minister handed out the prizes to the grand winners

The Zimbabwean champion Echel Bangiso was declared the winner in the 45.2km distance category. Bangiso walked home richer with the largest prize of P75000 after the marathon. The event was sponsored and supported by several corporate partners including Toyota.

Towards the conclusion of the event, Teko Thabang Kgotshane won a brand-new Toyota Vitz from a raffle courtesy of Halfway Toyota. CEO of the Kazungula Bridge Marathon, Obert Morgan was also happy to see the success of the event.

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He delivered the closing remarks at the event. Obert Morgan expressed his utmost gratitude for the support given to the event. He claimed that it is what attracts people from neighbouring countries not just for leisure but, to also increase Kasane’s value chain.