Kondjashili and Haitope win seventh edition of the Erongo Powersave Street Mile

The 7th edition of the Erongo Powersave Street Mile 1.6 Kilometer Challenge Run attracted 1086 participants from the region and Bostwana on Saturday in Omaruru.

The race composition consisted of categories of primary school girls and boys, junior women and men, senior women and men, veteran women and men, and masters women and men.

The organizer of the event Bertholdt Karumendu noted that the event was successful in terms of mass participation.

'I am very happy with the number considering the economic situation we could not busses from all number Namibia but I am very thankful to the guys that came from Bostwana with the bus,' said Karumendu.

The event also attracted participants from the Namibia Police Force (NamPol), Namibia Defence Force (NDF) and Namibia Correctional Services (NCS).

Karumendu noted there is an amount of N.dollar 68 000 that will be shared among the winners in the different categories.

Winners in the category of Primary School girls, Hilika Johannes won the race, followed by Inosennia Ndeuyapinye and Unombuiro Ngarangombe in third place.

Lipuleni Bonny won the primary schoolboys race, Mundongona Bonny came second and in third place was Johannes Josefat.

Lovisa Kauhonwa won the junior women category, followed by Monica Matana and Tuuliki Murshendifa finished the race in third place.

Junior men race was won by Teofelus Cheetah, in second place Simon M and in third place Natapota Sam.

Veterans Women race winner, 1st Iipinge Helena, 2nd Aimwata Ottilie and in third place Martha Esco.

Veterans Men race winner, 1st Oscar Komeya, 2nd Dineas Embashy, and 3rd Gabriel Shiimi.

Masters Women winners, 1st Nambahu Emilia, 2nd Sieglinde Gontes, and in 3rd place Moses Christina.

Masters Men winners, 1st Christof Ndunga, 2nd Jackson Ammule, and 3rd Abraham Rooi.

Senior Women winner, 1st Haitope Lavinia, 2nd Alina Armas, and in the 3rd Leena Ekandjo.

Senior Men winner, 1st Kepas Kondjashili, 2nd Sylvester Koko and David Dam.

Martha Esco who came in third place in the veteran women's race noted that she enjoyed her race and could have done better if it wasn't for her weight.

On his part, Kepas Kondjashili who won the Senior Men's race noted that although the race was tough he had no other choice but to win.

Source: Namibia Press Agency