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REMARKS FOR MR. ELIAS MPONDELA - LAUNCH OF THE LAFARGE LUSAKA MARATHON (LLM) 2018 ON WEDNESDAY 4, 2018 AT LAFARGE


 

THE CFO OF LAFARGE – MRS. CRISSY MOLOSENI, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MADISON GENERAL- MR. CHABALA LUMBWE, MEMBERS OF THE PRESS, LADIES & GENTLEMEN. IT GIVES ME PLEASURE TO BE PART OF THE 5TH LAFARGE LUSAKA MARATHON (LLM) LAUNCH.

WE WANT TO THANK LAFARGE ONCE AGAIN FOR CHOOSING THE ZAMBIA AMATUER ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (ZAAA) TO PARTNER IN PLANNING, ORGANISING, PROMOTING & TOGETHER GROWING THIS GREAT INITIATIVE TO ATTAIN INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND RECOGNITION SUCH AS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATHLETICS FEDERATIONS (IAAF) & THE CONFEDERATION OF AFRICAN ATHLETICS (CAA).

THE EVENTS INCLUDE THE MARATHON WHICH IS AN OFFICIAL DISTANCE OF 42.195km USUALLY RUN AS A ROAD RACE, THE 21km WHICH IS THE HALF MARATHON. OTHERS INCLUDE THE 10km AND THE 5km RACES.

THESE DISTANCES ARE OFFICIALLY MEASURED. THE RACES ARE TIMED USING THE TIMING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ZAAA INLINE WITH CONDITIONS SET BY THE IAAF AND THE OFFICIAL TIMES HELP PARTICIPANTS TO ENTER OTHER INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.

RUNNING A MARATHON GENERALLY EVOKES TWO EMOTIONS IN PEOPLE: ON ONE HAND, IF YOU’RE A RUNNER, IT’S A SENSE OF EXTREME PRIDE IN ONESELF WHILE ON THE OTHER, IF YOUR’RE A SPECTATOR, IT’S A SENSE OF AWE AT ALL THOSE WHO MANAGE TO PULL IT OFF!

WE HAVE SEEN IN THE LAST MARATHONS THAT FOR SURE THE ONLOOKERS ARE SLOWLY CROSSING OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE AND TAKING ON THE MARATHON CHALLENGE AS WE SAW LAST YEAR IN THE INCREASE IN FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN THE 10 & 21km RESEPECTIVELY.

EVERY PARTICIPANT RECEIVES A MEDAL, CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION & A T-SHIRT WHILE THE WINNERS IN THE 10, 21 & 42.195km RECEIVE PRIZE MONEY.

YOU MAY WISH TO KNOW THAT THAT THE TIMES FOR 2017 WERE AS FOLLOWS IN THE FEMALE AND MALE, 1st AND 2nd POSITIONS:

Race      Category          First Position          Second Position

 


42.195km      FEMALE           3:19:32                 3:44:41


 

42.195 km     MALE              2:25:52                 2:30:31


 

21 km           FEMALE          1:26:27                  1:33:58


 

21km            MALE             1:05:46                  1:05:55


 

10km            FEMALE         0:36:50                   0:40:27


 

10km            MALE            0:31:20                   0:31:25


 

5km              FEMALE        0:17:15                   0:17:15


 

5km              MALE           0:02:27                   0:04:31


 

PARTICIPATION FEES ARE:

  • 42.195km @ K350.00
  • 21km @ K350.00
  • 10km @ K200.00
  • 5km @ K100.00

WE URGE PARTICIPANTS TO TRAIN SMARTER THAN HARDER!

I THANK YOU ALL!

 

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