Long-distance runner, Glenrose Xaba, set a new PB record at the World Half Marathon in Poland on Saturday, 17 October 2020.

Xaba crossed the line in 16th place in a time of 1:09:26.

Speaking to gsport, the 25-year-old said, “This performance means a lot to me after spending the year doing minimal training.”

With Covid-19 hampering Xaba’s progress, she has fought to get back into shape and is eyeing a Sub 70 again.

“Covid taught me that I need to be prepared for any situation in my life.

“It was a hard time for me because my confidence dropped, and I would ask myself what I am training for because nothing was happening, and we were in lockdown with no movement allowed.

“I started to find hope again in September when I heard that the World Half Marathon was going to take place in Poland,” she concluded.

Social media congratulated Xaba on her latest achievement:

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Screenshot of the 2020 World Half Marathon results. Photo: screenshot