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Century City Athletics Club triumphs

at Comrades 2019

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Date 25 June 2019
Author Tatum Sieni
Contact Email info@centurycity.co.za
Contact Telephone +27 21 552 6889
URL Century City Athletics Club

After a gruelling day of heat, injuries, illness and discomfort, the Century City Athletics Comrades 2019 team fought hard and made us all very proud seeing 40 of the 47 entrants finishing the race with amazing race times achieved.

Stats were as follows:

Entries: 47
Starters: 44
Finishers: 40

The CCAC's biggest disappointment was when Gilbert, their top development runner fell and hurt his knee badly and had to withdraw from the race forfeiting his chance at another gold medal! Another runner fell ill during the race and ended up in hospital. Runner Julian missed the cut off at Polly Shorts.

The remaining 3 development runners made us very proud with Luca Boyana finishing in 144th position with a time of 6.50 earning him a silver medal. Moses Skosana finishing in 8.00 and Evelina Shabalala in 10.37. The rest of the team all ran great times and had a very successful day.

The 14 novices all finished and 11 earned their back to back medals.

Next, on the calendar, the CCAC will be taking part in this year's Cape Town Festival of Running in a big and special way. Taking place on the 21st of July, participants have the choice a 5x5km relay, a 21km, a 50km and a 100km - all happening on the Sea Point promenade. The club is encouraging broad participation and is dedicating the event to raising awareness and funds for mental health issues - many of the runners pledging their runs to the cause in honour of lost friends/family. 

Notably that of CCAC member Bianca Benade, who will be running a 100km in honour of her brother who suffered from mental illness. You can read more about Bianca's story and donate funds here.

All eyes will be on development runner Luca Boyana - the first team member home at Comrades 2019, who in 2018 came second for the 100km in a time of 7:42, and in 2017, second for the 50km, eager to retain his podium achievements for 2019.

We wish the CCAC team all the best and will be supporting them all the way!