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Riding to victory

Winners of the men’s and women’s division of the Superspar Maerua Skyride MTB Marathon. Riding her way to victory is Irene Steyn and Raul Costa Seibeb who celebrated his fourth win. He is yet to loose a race of the KIA MTB series.

Winners of the men’s and women’s division of the Superspar Maerua Skyride MTB Marathon. Riding her way to victory is Irene Steyn and Raul Costa Seibeb who celebrated his fourth win. He is yet to loose a race of the KIA MTB series.

Raul Costa Seibeb and Irene Steyn continued their dominance during this year’s KIA MTB series when the pair clinched the overall victories in the men’s and women’s division of the Superspar Maerua Skyride MTB Marathon on the Heja Game Lodge last weekend respectively.

The race marked the fourth of five series events. The KIA MTB series will come to a close on 17 October with the Daan Viljoen MTB Challenge with the official award ceremony scheduled for 28 October.
On Saturday, Seibeb put up another incredible performance over the 64 kilometre long route. The current Namibian MTB marathon champion clocked in at 3:05:18 hours, more than 10 minutes ahead of second-placed youngster Herbert Peters (3:17:22) who was thus the quickest Junior on the day. The third overall place went to Piet Swiegers (3:21:07), who competed in the veteran men division.
Seibeb has now won each and every race of the series and leads the log with a comfortable 1000 points. Tjipe Murangi defended his second place (610), although he is only a mere 10 points ahead of third-placed Herbert Peters (600).
In other action, Irene Steyn underlined her capabilities with her third series victory. The national team member took the win in 4:11:42 hours, while Lonel Smith, participating in the masters division, made the second best time of the day (4:31:12). The third place went to Gesa Kock (4:54:27).
Like Seibeb, Steyn leads the rest of the field with huge advantage. With three wins from four races, she now has 950 points to her name. Michelle Vorster and Michelle Doman sit jointly in second with 500 points each.

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