HARARE – Zimbabwean sport had a memorable Easter holiday after two athletes won the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa while the Under-20 rugby team were crowned African champions in Kenya.

Moses Tarikunyu won the 21.1km men’s category race following a sprint finish to beat defending champion, South Africa’s Elroy Galant to the finish line. Galant finished less than two seconds behind the winner.

Fortunate Chidzivo rounded off the perfect day for the Zimbabwean runners, as she eased to victory in the women’s race in a time 1:14:49.

Ethiopia’s Kore Tamiru Gelaye finished second ahead of another Zimbabwean in Caroline Mhandu in third.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s Under-20 rugby team defeated rivals Namibia 19-14 in the final of the Barthes Cup, which was hosted in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

The Barthes Cup is Africa’s Under-20 rugby championship. The winner of the tournament qualifies for the World Junior Trophy, the second-tier competition in world rugby at that level.


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