Thursday, September 04, 2014

Namibia Dominates Africa Endurance Champs - Full Article

3 September 2014

Namibia dominated the African Endurance Championships which took place in and around Walvis Bay last week by winning three of the four individual and team titles on offer.

Competing against South Africa, Namibia won the Heavyweight, Junior weight and No weight categories over 122km but for the first time in recent years lost the Standard weight category.

About 60 South African riders and 110 Namibian riders took part in the championships which started in Walvis Bay and included various loops to the salt pans, to the lagoon and through the dunes.

Namibia's George Wessels on Kalharabi Romeo won the individual heavyweight category in a total time of six hours 41 minutes 13 seconds, finishing more than 10 minutes ahead of compatriot Pierre de Wit on Dr Pepper (6:51:30), while Rex Barnard of South Africa on Rexette Missy came third in 6:51:35.

The times of each country's top three riders were taken into account for the team competition, with Namibia winning the gold medal ahead of South Africa...

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