Mr. Price runner Rene Kalmer is firmly in the lead in the hunt for the top prize of R50 000, having won the first two Challenge races in
Kalmer has a 13 point advantage over her nearest rival, Poppy Mlambo, who finished second in
But Mlambo will not be running in the Pretoria Challenge because she will be doing duty for
Annerie van Schalkwyk of Irene is currently in third position on the Grand Prix leaderboard, with 38 points, and will be aiming to improve her position running in what will be familiar territory.
Two runners – Noria Sibanda of Harmony
De Oliveira – a multiple gold medalist in the Comrades Marathon – finished 24th overall in
The SPAR Grand Prix has enticed many top runners to take part in all five Challenge races. The ultimate winner, who will be announced after the
The runner-up will receive R20 000 and the woman who finishes third will receive R15 000. The top 20 on the leaderboard will all receive cash prizes, while any runner whose name appears on the leaderboard will receive a certificate from SPAR.
“The Grand Prix adds some extra incentive and excitement to the already popular Challenge races,” said athletics commentator Ian Laxton.
“The money is a great incentive for the top runners, and the other runners will also be pleased to have some recognition of their achievements.”
The last two races are in