Deputy PM congratulates Johannes

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah have congratulated Namibian long-distance runner Helalia Johannes for winning the final SPAR Women's 10 km Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday.

A media statement issued on Tuesday by the Ministry's Executive Director Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said, success only comes to those who make a true approach to get it and Johannes's achievements have contributed to both sport and public diplomacy.

You know the hard work and dedication has a destination which is success. Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are really inspiring. Best of luck with your future and congratulation for your achievements, keep going. Reads the statement.

Johannes registered her 6th victory out of 6 Grand Prix series in the final SPAR Women's 10 km Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday where she won the race with a record time of 33 minutes 16 seconds and set a new Namibia record. She also holds the Namibian records in the 10 km, 20 km, half marathon and other marathon events.

Source: Namibia Press Agency