Imagine the biggest names in South African athletics all competing on one stage on home soil. Now throw in some top athletes from around the world, and you can expect some of the best athletics South Africa has ever seen on home ground. Too good to be true? This is exactly what South African sports fans can expect at the 2018 ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, launched in Sandton today (6 Dec).
Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which this year forms part of the Ultra-trail World Tour, saw Zimbabwean Prodigal Khumalo smash the men’s race record by just under an hour, in a time of 9:51.00. Other race favourite Ryan Sandes was only minutes behind him in a time of 9:56:03, with Scotty Hawker from New Zealand in third place in a time of 10:04:27.
An elite group of international and top local ultra trail runners will be competing on one of the most beautiful race routes in the world, the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT), a race that traverses challenging terrain in the Table Mountain National Park. Run24 caught up with Eric Ngubane, Nedbank Running Club athlete, former UTCT winner and one of the top contenders in tomorrow’s the race.