De Lange and Liebenberg win Nedbank Cross-Country

15 June 2021 | Sports

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Namibia’s African Cross-Country (XC) and 2021 Nedbank Cross-Country champions, Tristan de Lange and Courtney Liebenberg, on Saturday won the Pro Men’s and Women’s races at the 2021 Nedbank RR XC3 at Farm Waldorf in Windhoek.

De Lange won the seven-lap race in one hour, 14 minutes and 39 seconds (01:14:39), to finish with over seven minutes ahead of Xavier Papo (01:21:35) and Denzel de Koe who came third in a time of 01:22:29. Niel Swanepoel finished fourth with a time of 01:31:32.

Liebenberg won the women’s category over five laps in one hour, eight minutes and 24 seconds (01:08:24), finishing just over a minute ahead of compatriot Nicola Fester (1:09:26), while Namibia Nedbank XC national champion, Gabriela Raith came third in a time of 01:10:26. Irene Steyn finished fourth in a time of 01:12:03.

The sub-veteran men’s category was won by Louis Prins, while Kolja von Wentzel finished second and Michael Falk completed the top three positions.

In the veteran men’s category, Hans du Toit was thw winner, while Philip Steyn and Maresch Vernon finished second and third respectively.

In the marathon men’s event, Christopher du Plessis finished first, followed by Pierre Lambert in second and Marco Augustyn in third.

Christiane Beulker won the women’s marathon category, while Bianca Janse van Vuuren came second and Lena Dolle third.

The master men’s category was won by Greg Chase, while Stefan Bohlke and Stefan van Doorn came second and third respectively.

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