Qualifying age groupers are now welcome to enter the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km in Nelson Mandela Bay, with the aim of setting new world bests in age groups from 35 to 65.
That’s following the news that the event has secured a three-year sponsorship from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
This year’s event – an elite only invitational race – will take place on 6 March.
“Last year’s event was a huge success where not only world records were set in the men’s and women’s race, but numerous continental records and age group bests,” said Nick Bester, National Team Manager of the Nedbank Running Club and Race Director of the event.
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Another first for the event was the announcement that World Athletics have awarded the event a WA label, the first ever ultra-marathon to be awarded this honor.
The event will be limited to a field of 200 entries and Bester has encouraged athletes to submit their entries to be accepted into the event, which will also be broadcast live on both the SABC and SuperSport.
“Our entries are filling up, but we want to encourage the age groupers who qualify to take this opportunity on our fast course and be part of an event that continues to set records,” said Bester.