Twelve more athletes qualify for Four-Minute Mile Challenge


TWELVE more athletes have qualified for the Coca-cola Four-Minute Mile Challenge set for May at the ZITF Grounds.


The 12 athletes who qualified on Sunday bring the total number to 20 and the organisers are still hoping for more competitors.

In Harare, five athletes from Black Rhinos — Levison Mafuva who finished in four minutes 20secs, Trust Hove (four mins 21secs), Bornface Jeki who crossed the finishing line in four mins 22secs, Tatenda Hove (four minutes 30secs) and Charles Mukanda who finished in exactly four mins 31secs — booked their places to the finals.

Kudakwashe Durban, an independent athlete crossed the finishing line in four mins 22secs to also book a ticket to the final while Zimbabwe Prisons Services’ Dzingai Dandara managed to cross the line in four mins 25secs.

Zimbabwe Republic police side’s Blessmore Chidziva also qualified clocking four mins 30secs. At White City Stadium, seasoned athletes Wirimai Juwawo, ZPS’s Jonathan Chinyoka and Fairbridge’s Trust Chidomaya and George Majaji also made it.

Simbarashe Chikadaka won last year’s competition recording a time of four mins five secs.