Kalideni and Carrera win Xerox 10km
The Xerox Lightning Fast 10km race on Sunday produced good racing up front in the men's field, though the times were not as fast as expected.
In the women's race it was just the opposite with good racing, a little more spread out, but great times recorded.
A bus of five men soon settled into the front and stayed together for the first half, but thereafter the runners started losing touch with one another.
The final two kilometers are very fast and whereas Zuko Kupiso would have been expected to win, it was, in fact, Malixole Kalideni, running a personal best time of 30:07 that triumphed. Kupiso was second at 30:29.
Hanlie Botha ran out front as is her tactic and looked set for a win in the early stages, but Cherise Carrera on her comeback race chased hard caught and passed Botha after the halfway mark.
She too caused an upset to win in a fast 35:21. Botha a veteran 40+ runner was second just 19 seconds back.
Photos by Peter Taylor