Sunday, 22 July 2012
Kalmer Takes Gold at Totalsports Ladies Race Durban
Rene Kalmer running to victory at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium
(Photo ~ Jetline Action Photo)
The streets of Durban were buzzing with activity on Sunday, 22 July 2012 when 4900 runners and walkers gathered at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium to participate in the much loved Totalsports Ladies Race in celebration of the upcoming Women’s Month. Defending champion Rene Kalmer proved to be fighting fit on the day, sprinting to victory in an impressive time of 34minutes21seconds.
According to Kalmer windy conditions experienced on the day resulted in a tough race. Todays race was difficult. The wind was really strong at the start, while the route itself featured quite a lot of turns. It is always nice taking part in Durban though, and I always enjoy the race as it is about the ladies. There was a really nice vibe at the start of the race and this continued on route. The support on route was just as nice. After todays race I am really confident about the Olympics. I must admit what started out as excitement has now turned to a little stress, laughs Kalmer.
Poppy Mlambo placed 2nd, while Puseletso Dladla finished 3rd.
Rene Kalmer departs for London on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 where she will represent South Africa at the Olympic Games in the marathon on Sunday, 05 August 2012.
EVENT INFORMATION: Totalsports Ladies Race Durban
Runners and walkers could choose between a fun 5km run/walk and a 10km run/walk.
DATE: Sunday, 22 July 2012
VENUE: Kings Park Athletic Stadium (Durban)
DISTANCE: 5km run/walk & 10km run/walk
The Jes Foord Foundation was the charity of choice of the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race Durban. This inspiring foundation offers free counselling and support for rape victims. The 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race Durban was organised under the auspices of and in partnership with KwaZulu Natal Athletics (KZNA).
Nike South Africa is the official footwear and apparel partner of the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race. All participants stand the chance to win spectacular prizes compliments of this exciting sports brand.
The Totalsports Ladies Race heads to Johannesburg and Stellenbosch where it will continue its Womens Day celebration on Thursday, 09 August 2012.
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