World’s fastest 12km runner set for Durbs race

Morris Gachaga, the fastest man over 12km is looking forward to this year's FNB Durban 10K CitySurfRun, on Sunday, 8 October. PHOTO: Tobias Ginsberg
Morris Gachaga, the fastest man over 12km is looking forward to this year's FNB Durban 10K CitySurfRun, on Sunday, 8 October. PHOTO: Tobias Ginsberg

MORRIS Gachaga of Kenya will be back in action, this time at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CitySurfRun, on Sunday, 8 October. Gachaga ran the fastest time ever for 12km earlier this year when he won the FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun.

The announcement of Gachaga’s entry re-emphasizes the organiser’s desire to see the world’s fastest time over the 10km distance for this year.

“I cannot wait to come back to South Africa. The last time I was here I ran a world best time. Maybe South Africa is a good hunting ground for me. Hopefully I can do it in the 10km too,” said Gachaga.

Bringing some of the best athletes in the World to South Africa has certainly caused a stir in the road running fraternity. According to KZN Athletics President, Sello Mokoena, having such an impressive line-up will both benefit the sport, and solidify Durban’s place as a sporting Mecca in South Africa.

“We have waited a long time for something like this to come to South Africa,” says Mokoena. “Joshua Cheptegei, Morris Gachaga and Stephen Kissa – these names will put Durban on the international map of road running. Being able to see this kind of talent on our shores can only inspire our next generation of athletes. We are very excited to be hosting this event.”

The event is open to everyone. When entering online, runners can choose to support The Reach For A Dream Foundation, TREE and/or the SPCA Durban.

For more information email [email protected] or visit www.durban10k.com.

 

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