Sunday March 6th, 2022
Gqeberha, South Africa
Distance: 50 km
The Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km race that takes place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa is back and will now include age-group athletes. Previously the event was an invite-only race for elite athletes. However, the field size will be limited to 200.
“Last year’s event was a huge success where not only world records were set in the men’s and women’s race, but numerous Continental records and age group bests,” said Nick Bester, national team manager of the Nedbank running club and race director of the event. “We are now excited to announce that besides the elite athletes, we are welcoming qualifying age group athletes.”
World Athletics has provided Nedbank Runified a WA label, making the event the first ultra-marathon to earn a WA label.
“Through the hard work of the team putting all this together, it’s amazing that in only our second year, we are continuing to create history with the awarding of this label to the event,” said Bester.
Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km has secured a three-year sponsorship from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality which underscores the high benchmark for road running that this event has set.
|Male||2:40:13||Stephen Mokoka||37||South Africa|
|2nd Male||2:44:08||Tete Dijana||31||South Africa|
|3rd Male||2:45:27||Edward Mothibi||37||South Africa|
|2nd Female||3:08:30||Shelmith Muriuki||33||Kenya|
|3rd Female||3:13:23||Van Zyl||30||South Africa|