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People on the Move: Matthews Temane

South African distance running legend Matthews Temane has joined the Nedbank running club to assist in the development of the team.

The 60-year-old Temane was one of the stars of the 1980s, setting an unofficial world record at the South African half marathon championships in East London in 1987.

His career was characterized by his versatility over different distances, which included a 3:55.4 mile at altitude. Temane ended his career with nearly 20 national titles across track, cross country and road running. He now joins the Nedbank running club development team situated in Klerksdorp, where he will assist former Dublin Marathon winner Pio Mpolokeng with the nurturing of South Africa’s future stars.

“It is great that an icon such as Temane has joined forces with the Nedbank running club,” said Nedbank Running Club National Team Manager Nick Bester. “His performances speak for themselves and he really was an athlete who was ahead of his time. With his knowledge of the sport, he will instill positivity and knowledge into our development athletes, and we are excited to see it make a difference.”

Dylan Rogers
Dylan Rogers

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