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2014 Century City Sports Festival draws thousands

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Date 05 April 2017
Author Liesel

This year’s Century City Sports Festival, held from Friday 28 February through to Sunday March 2, attracted a record number of participants with the signature event - a 10km Road Race - drawing a field of  close to 2000 runners.

Runners came from around the country to participate in the 10km Century City Express road race which is held over a flat, fast course with many runners attempting to achieve personal best times over the distance.

First home was Lungile Gongqa on a temporary licence with a time of 29 minutes and 36 seconds, followed by Unathi Nteta of AAC in a time of 29 minutes 42 seconds and Vuyisile Tshoba of Transnet in 30 minutes 12 seconds.

The first woman home for the second consecutive year was Zintle Xiniwe (New Balance) in a time of 34:36, with Tanith Maxwell (Boxer) in second place with a time of 35:06 followed by Thozama April (Transnet AGN) in 37:24.

Gert Thys (Max Elite) was the first Masters over 40 years with a time of 30:29 – a new Western Province record - while three times Comrades Winner, Vladimir Kotov was the first Masters over 50 runner home in a time of 35:06.

The Century City Sports Festival is aimed at both corporate teams and individual participants and provides both participatory and spectator sports including a 2,5km FunRun/Walk which attracted over 350 participants, junior and senior Touch Rugby tournaments,  Five-a-side Corporate Soccer competitions,  Kermesse Road Circuit Cycling races, Junior and Senior Canoe Marathons, Canoe Polo, Stand Up Paddling, Dragon Boat Racing  and Junior Cricket.

For full festival results go to www.centurycity.co.za