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Vumba Half-Marathon on

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Barely a month  after the eastern border city of Mutare welcomed back the Tanganda Tea Half-Marathon after being off the radar for almost eight years, the same environs will this Saturday enjoy the Vumba 21 kilometre race.

Report by Sports  Correspondent

The Tanganda Tea Half-Marathon saw the country’s London 2012 Olympics runner Sharon Tawengwa walking away with the first prize in the women’s category and while Wirimayi Zhuwawo, who had a commendable performance at the Olympics, also came first.

The Vumba Half-Marathon race, which is being sponsored by Leopard Rock Hotel, is expected to be a success as a number of celebrated marathon runners like Tawengwa and Zhuwawo have already confirmed participation.

National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe director of coaching and talent identification, Tendai Tagara, said he was expecting a big-turnout at the event, adding registration for participants was being done at Harare Athletics Club.

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