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:
Congrats @tlotlomoko (7th in a national record 59:36) and Glenrose Xaba (16th in a PB 1:09:26) on leading the SA team home at the World Half-Marathon Champs.
— Athletics_SA (@AthleticsSA_) October 17, 2020
In the Women race World Half marathon also an excellent performance by Glenrose Xaba (16) 1:09:26 PB, @XabaSuper 3 athletes from coach Michael Seme and and 1 Hendrick Ramaala #ProudlySA @gsport4girls @elanameyer @VaylenKirtley @PUMA pic.twitter.com/nE4iDqxFBl
— Jakes Jacobs (@jjswest) October 17, 2020
Photo 1 Caption: Screenshot of the 2020 World Half Marathon results. Photo: screenshot