Sibanye-Stillwater employees excel at the Comrades

Joseph Mphuthi being interviewed shortly after finishing the Comrades.

He was also first in his age group with a time of 5 hours and 35 minutes.

According to the company’s spokesman, Mr James Wellsted, Sibanye-Stillwater employees received 45 medals, comprising of one gold medal, six silver medals, 11 Bill Rowan (bronze-silver) medals, 20 bronze medals and seven Vic Clapham (copper) medals in total.

The Comrades ultramarathon took place on Sunday over a distance of 89 kilometres, starting at the City hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishing in Durban.

Some of these achievers succeeded against all odds, one such employee being John Motone, SibanyeStillwater’s and the SA mining industry’s ambassador for wellness who won a bronze medal (with a time of 10 hours 43 minutes) at this year’s race. John previously publicly declared his Tuberculosis and HIV infections, while he promotes his adherence to prescribed medications as his success story.

“We applaud all our employees, who attempted and finished this ultramarathon, setting an example of endurance and excellence. These medals yield the result of countless hours of preparation. To Joseph Mphuthi, a special congratulations for finishing second in this prestigious race”, CEO, Neal Froneman, commented.

Read more about local runners that excelled in the Comrades in Thursday’s issue of the Herald.

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