Gelant once again the best in SA as he takes national championship

Elroy Gelant is still the SA 10km champion
Elroy Gelant is still the SA 10km champion

Athletics Central North West’s star runner, Elroy Gelant, reclaimed his SA 10 kilometre title this year with a fantastic victory in Mbombela on Saturday.
Representing Athletics Central North West (ACNW), Gelant launched a late kick in the men’s race, covering the distance in 29:08.
Gladwin Mzazi took the silver medal in 29:15 and fellow Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) team member Precious Mashele, the national cross country champion, was third in 29:17.
‘I’m very glad defending my title and I’m very happy with my performance today,’ said Gelant. ‘It was very technical from start to finish because around 8 to 10 km we were still about 10 guys.
‘So, I just focussed on my strength towards the end and my speed. The last kilometre Gladwin and I broke away and it was a sprint to the finish.
‘I’m glad (therefore) how the season went, especially after not going to IAAF World Champs for the 5 000m and (shift my) focus on the marathon. But the focus is a four-year plan and the big aim is the Tokyo Marathon. Possibly the year before 2020, I’ll do another marathon.’


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