Seen here: Jackline Chepngeno claimed gold at the 4th annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.
Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg
Kenya’s Jackline Chepngeno claimed gold at the 4th annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 20 May 2018 in an impressive time of 39:12.
Chepngeno took control after 2km. Uganda’s Stella Chesang, who was widely tipped to win the race after winning the 10 000m title at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, hung on till 9km, before she had to give way to the relentless surging of Chepngeno. For Chepngeno the victory was the perfect start to 2018 after having taken 2017 off from racing, having given birth to her son.
“The last kilometre I was worried about Stella (Chesang) after her win in Brisbane (Commonwealth Games), so I ran really hard. I did not know where she was, so I needed to race to the line,” said Chepngeno. “Winning was really good for me. This was my first race back after my pregnancy and it is a big confidence booster for me.”
Kesa Molotsane continued her good form of 2018, by finishing 3rd in her first ever FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 39:53.
“The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has become one of the hallmarks of the Mother City as people from all walks of life come out in their numbers to enjoy the experience. We at FNB Business take pride in being a part of this race as it is inclusive, innovative and supports the people and business community of the Western Cape. It also helps to share the great story of South Africa with the world. A part of that great story is the high standards and competitiveness of sport in SA, and in this race in particular. As such, we would like to congratulate all the participants, especially the winners who displayed pure brilliance in finishing ahead against such a strong field,” said Stephan Claassen, FNB Business Provincial Head, Cape region.
TOP 10 WOMEN
1 Jackline Chepngeno 39:12, 2 Stella Chesang 39:28, 3 Kesa Molotsane 39:53, 4 Betha Chikanga 39:54, 5 Glenrose Xaba 40:03, 6 Nolene Conrad 40:09, 7 Nancy Wambua 40:15, 8 Rudo Mhonderwa 42:02, 9 Christine Kalmer 42:06, 10 Zintle Xiniwe 42:13
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Bree Street (Cape Town, CBD)
Charity Support: When entering online, runners could choose to support either or both the FNB Cape Town ONERUN Charities: Die Burger Kersfonds and The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA.
The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN forms part of the “FNB Run Your City Series” that includes the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN (taking place on Monday, 24 September 2018 / Heritage Day) and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 14 October 2018).
Runners taking part in all three events will be rewarded with an unrivalled event experience, a FNB Run Your City Series Performance T-shirt and medal on completion of the third race, the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, where a special hospitality area awaits.
CLICK HERE to watch the FNB Run Your City Series Teaser Video.
About the FNB Run Your City Series:
FNB is proud to bring you the FNB Run Your City Series. The series encompasses three unique mass races namely the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN and the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. The three races are about inclusivity for all as well as encouraging business involvement, family, world class achievement and fun for all participants.
FNB’s strategy is to engage with our clients and non-clients through healthy lifestyle activities, where we sponsor selected sporting events that allow us relationship building opportunities, ensuring that we enrich the communities and the lives of those around us. Through the runs, we encourage runners to run their city their way. We invite all runners back to the city to experience the rejuvenation, revival and renewed city centres.
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