By Chisomo Phiri
Chikondi Mwanyali from Dowa and Nalicy Chirwa, a Mzuzu-base female athlete were on Sunday March 5,2023 emerged champions of the inaugural 21 Kilometre Mzuzu Half Marathon.
The Marathon took place on Sunday morning in the Malawi’s green city of Mzuzu.
During the competetion,Mwanyali covered the distance in 1 hour 8 minutes while Chirwa rounded the mile in 1 hour 24 minutes.
The champions in both categories went home with K1 million while Asimenye Simwaka in the female category and Chancy Mastala in the men who finished second pocketed K700, 000 each.
Macdonald Maganizo and Doris Fisher racked in K500, 000 each after finishing third in Men and Women categories respectively.
Among others, the race was aimed at promoting the city of Mzuzu, encourage mass participation in sports and act as a preparatory stage for the 42.195-kilometer Blantyre race.