Tjivambi retains City Run title

WINDHOEK: Namibian long-distance runner Aaron Tjivambi successfully retained the Telecom Namibia (TN) Mobile City Run title here on Sunday.

He also won the second edition of the 42 kilometre (km) race, which took place last year.

This year’s event, the third since its inception, was organised by TN Mobile in partnership with OTB Sport, Windhoek Harriers and the City of Windhoek.

Helena Ipinge won the 21km race in the women’s category, while Frans Hosea took the first place in the men’s 21km category.

This year the event started and finished at Zoo Park along Independence Avenue.

Participants ran a 5km fun run or walk; a 10km walk or run; a 21.1km walk or the marathon.

Tjivambi told Nampa the race was not difficult, because he did not have opponents who challenged him.

“Today I ran my own race, because my opponents did not give me any challenge, but the route was a difficult one as we had to climb a number of hills and it was very challenging. We also did not really know which way to run,” he said.

Telecom Namibia Managing Director Frans Ndoroma, who also participated in the 10km race, seconded Tjivambi comments, saying the hills were tough.

“I am a regular marathon runner, and partaking in the TN Mobile Windhoek City Run was something I always wanted to do,” he stated.

Ndoroma added that TN Mobile will continue to sponsor the event as long as the organisers put up a good job, and the public shows an interest in the TN mobile products and services.