Phalula Sisters Cross Finish Line Together

Top runners and newly selected PUMA ambassadors, Diana-Lebo and Lebogang Phalula were a symbol of unity on Sunday, 19 July 2015 when they completed the 10km Totalsports Women’s Race in an impressive time of 33 minutes 44 seconds.   Running for Boxer Athletics Club, the sisters crossed the finish line at the Berea Rovers Sports Club holding hands.  According to Diana-Lebo, the plan was to take it easy on the day:  ‘We had a really nice race.  Lebogang and I decided to take it easy.  Instead of running against each other we wanted to run together and cross the finish line together.  We are really proud and privileged to be PUMA ambassadors.  The sponsorship has motivated me to train harder.  2015 has been a good year for us.’

Lebogang says:  ‘It was wonderful running in PUMA shoes, they’re so comfortable.  The Totalsports Women’s Race route in Durban is fast and flat.  I always enjoy running here.  With Rutendo and Nolene being really fit there was quite a lot of competition, but I felt comfortable running with my sister and crossing the finish line together.  The event was really well organised.  I love it.’  Rutendo Nyahora came in second, while Nolene Conrad finished third.

NEXT UPThe Totalsports Women’s Race heads to Johannesburg and Stellenbosch.

Johannesburg

Date:

Sunday, 09 August 2015

Start & Finish Venue:

Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown (JHB)

Distance:

5km run/walk and 10km run/walk

Start Time:

08:00

Stellenbosch

Date:

Monday, 10 August 2015

Start Venue:

Townhall, Plein Street (Stellenbosch)

Finish Venue:

Coetzenburg Stadium (Stellenbosch)

Distance:

5km run/walk and 10km run/walk

Start Time:

08:00

Photo credit: Volume Photography