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Old Mutual victory race kicks off

(Left to right): Pineas Embashu, who came second in the 5km male 20 to 39 category; Frans Hosea who came first in the 5km male 20 to 39 category and Rachel Akukothela who was also first in the female 5km 20 to 29 category in Keetmanshoop.

(Left to right): Pineas Embashu, who came second in the 5km male 20 to 39 category; Frans Hosea who came first in the 5km male 20 to 39 category and Rachel Akukothela who was also first in the female 5km 20 to 29 category in Keetmanshoop.

Despite the chilly weather conditions experienced last weekend, the first leg of the Old Mutual Victory Race kicked off succesfully in Keetmanshoop.
A total of  five hundred and twelve athletes arrived ready to compete for the winning prizes.
This year, Old Mutual has made available N$510,000 for the race series. Included in this sponsorship are two sports development bursaries for learners worth N$12000 each. The bursaries will be awarded at the end of the series.
Last year’s junior category winner, Julian Fryman is the holder of one of 2011’s bursaries and is pursuing tertiary studies at the Polytechnic of Namibia while the other bursary holder is still in secondary school.
The next race takes place in Swakopmund, at the Swakopmund Athletics Stadium on 30 June 2012.

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