4th Annual Husab Marathon a success
In this picture: Mr. Cai Yusheng (CEO of Swakop Uranium) and Hon Cleophas Mutjavikua (Governor of the Erongo region) with Leena Ekandjo 42 km female open category winner and Reonard Namupala winner of the 42km male open category
The 4th Annual Husab marathon took place on Saturday, 4th August 2018 with a record 900 entries. The event which was held on the beautiful scenic Husab access road near Arandis saw Reonard Namupala and Leena Ekandjo emerging victorious in the 42 kilometre male and female open categories with Namupala crossing the finish line with a time of 2:25:21 in the male category and Ekandjo crossing the finish line with a time of 2:57:01 in the female category. This is the second time Leena Ekandjo wins in the 42 kilometre female open category.
This year’s event which drew participants from as far as Ondangwa has shown tremendous growth over the years and is fast becoming an event with note on the local and international sporting calendar.
The Husab marathon is held each year under the auspices of the Swakop Uranium Foundation and falls under the foundation’s pillar of Health and Well-being, the event was first held in 2015 with the purpose to integrate the employees of Swakop Uranium and their families into the Namibian communities and more importantly promote health and wellness amongst Namibians. Speaking at the event’s prize giving ceremony, the governor of the Erongo region, Hon Cleophas Mutjavikua, commended Swakop Uranium for sponsoring the marathon for the last four years as it ensures the health and wellbeing of Namibians. Many families came out to enjoy a day of fun and fitness near the beautiful Namib Naukluft park an impressive 607 people all crossed the finish line in the different race categories which signals that Namibians are taking their health and wellness seriously.
The event has also become a place for SU families to have their quality time and a platform to rekindle with our friends. THEY CALL IT HUSAB, WE CALL IT FAMILY.