Aeneas Nhoro, the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) first vice-president for development, said they were expecting a huge turnout for this year’s event.
The marathon has previously been dominated by Nkosiyazi Sibanda of Blanket Mine, who has won it four times. Last year, Sibanda romped home in 2 hours, 21 minutes 40; in 2013 (2hrs 54 min 44 sec) and 2012 (2hrs 23 min 25 sec).
Winners of this year’s marathon, both in the male and female categories will walk away with $900, up from $800, while the runners up pocket $750, up from $675, and third place $600.
The half marathon winners’ prize goes up by $50 to $500.