It was a weekend of fun, endurance, sweat
and celebration all in one as the last Lucky Star Marathon & Cycle Tour
concluded on Saturday, 1 October 2016 at the Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay.
This year’s event, sadly sponsored for the
last time by Lucky Star, saw a record number of entries with more than 1000
participants competing in running and cycling events including a marathon, half
marathon, 10km fun run and school relay event as well as a 105km cycling, 21km
mountain bike and 21km fat bike and a 5km kiddies event.
Nationals from neighbouring South Africa,
Botswana, Zambia and further afield including Germany, United Kingdom, USA,
Japan and Portugal competed in the events alongside runners and cyclists from
all over Namibia. The event also included more than 100 school teams from
across Namibia who participated in the school relay event.
The overall winners in the main events are
- Marathon: Vilho PAULUS
- Half-marathon: Pinehas EMBASHU
- 105km cycling road race: Drikus
All other results are available on the
Etosha Fishing website: http://results.finishtime.co.za/results.aspx?CId=35&RId=2179
The Lucky Star event is Namibia’s premier
coastal sporting event and has been in existence since 1985. The marathon is a
favourite among runners as its unique route follows the main road between
Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and serves as a qualifier for the Two Oceans and
Comrades marathons in South Africa. In 2015 the cycling categories were added
to the event with the 105km event sanctioned by the Namibian Cycling
This year was the last year that the event
took place under the Lucky Star banner. The event organisers assured
participants that the event will be back under new sponsorship next year.