Nampol athletes win Husab Marathon

The 3rd Annual Husab Marathon took place last weekend. The Husab access road close to Arandis was used as the marathon route and saw 829 participants entering in the different categories. The marathon goes from strength to strength and saw a year-on-year growth in popularity.
The 3rd Annual Husab Marathon took place last weekend. The Husab access road close to Arandis was used as the marathon route and saw 829 participants entering in the different categories. The marathon goes from strength to strength and saw a year-on-year growth in popularity.
Mathew Jesaya from Nampol was the overall winner of the Husab Marathon and he finished the 42km race in two hours, thirteen minutes and one second. He won a N$10 000-00 cash prize. Leena Ekandjo, also from Nampol, won the Ladies open 42km race, completing it in two hours, fifty seven minutes and forty one seconds.
The winners of the 10km races were Kefas Kandjaslili and Ottilie Kaunapawa Aimwata.
Speaking at the closing of the event, the Governor of the Erongo Region and patron of the Husab Marathon, Clr Cleophas Mutjavikua stated the importance of the Husab Marathon to integrate Swakop Uranium employees and their families into the communities of the Erongo Region and the country as a whole.
Clr Mutjavikua further said the Swakop Uranium Foundation assists the national agenda priority issues of the Government through employment creation and social responsibility projects.
Mutjavikua used the opportunity to urge Swakop Uranium employees to continue good working relations with their Chinese colleagues. He said Namibians should adopt the strong working ethics and culture of high performance that is part of the Chinese culture, to ensure Namibia grow as a prosperous country.
The Governor thanked the Peoples Republic of China and China General Nuclear Power Corporation for contributing greatly to the GDP of Namibia. The Husab project remains largest single foreign investment in Namibia to date.
As a corporate citizen, Swakop Uranium continues to make positive contributions in our communities. Each year The Swakop Uranium Foundation requests the Governor to nominate a needy charity or school to receive the surplus funds from this event. The Governor this year nominated the Katora Primary School near Spitzkoppe as the recipient of the funds. The funds will be hand over to the school on a date yet to be announced.
All the way from Rehoboth were runners Cecilia Lotsch and her husband Willem. The forty nine year old Cecilia inspired many of the young runners. This was her second marathon and she won in the veteran’s race. The pair will be back next year as she will have to defend her title.
The Swakop Uranium’s Cultural group entertained the runners and guests. The cultural group consists of both Chinese and Namibian workers.
The Swakop Uranium Foundation thanked all the participants, the sponsors and the media for the support over the past 3 years.

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