Manja defend Gun Run titles
October 9, 2017  

A crisis was averted but the 25th anniversary of the OUTsurance 94.5 KFM Gun Run almost backfired, as upcountry athletes, David Manja and Jenna Challenor defended their titles ahead of record fields in perfect running conditions at Green Point on Sunday.

Twenty thousand runners took part in the half marathon, 10km and 5km fun run – a record field for the event, which took place on the traditional courses between Green Point and Camps Bay.

Klerksdorp athlete and twice Gun Run champion, Manja, was on track for his third win, 20 seconds clear of Johannesburg’s Xolisa Tyali, when he made a near-costly error in the final kilometre, following the referee’s bike on a longer detour to the finish instead of the leading marshall.

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