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Athletes gave their all at CGA 2022 Cross Country Championships

Cross Country

Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) proudly hosted its Provincial Cross Country Championships on Saturday, 20 August 2022 at Kagiso Sports Complex in Kagiso. The 2022 CGA Cross Country Championships followed after hosting 7 very successful Cross Country leagues.

The 1st event we witnessed was the Sub Veteran men, Veteran Men and Grandmasters athletes setting the tone for the day by running a distance of 8km. Rirhandzu Rhangani of Rockies Athletics club claimed the first victory of the day in a time of 27:40. In the women’s veteran category, Lebogang Phalula-Luthuli of Boxer Athletics Club took the first position running the 4km race clocking 15:14.

The following event was one of our development age groups, under 8 boys and girls contesting over a 1km race respectively. Mahlatse Maroga representing Masai Athletics Club obtained the first position by clocking 03:33, defending and maintaining her position from last year’s CGA Cross Country Championships. Lethabo Philisande Gebashe of Warriors of West Athletics Club dominated the boy’s category at the time of 03:34.

One of the hot and favourite events was 10km senior men where we saw Kabelo Seboko of Boxer Athletics Club claiming victory clocking at 33:09. “l am very excited with this victory but it did not come as a surprise as I had been physically prepared for CGA Cross Country Champs “Kabelo said during the post-race interview.

In the 10km senior women’s race, Cacisile Sosibo of Boxer Athletics Club dominated the women’s race with an impressive performance of 38:40. Settling for the 2nd position in the time of 40:24 was Farida Zwane of Rockies Athletics Club. Having witnessed these ladies’ best performances at the SA 10KM Championships, we also saw them make it to the CGA Cross Country Champs podium.

The Championships were concluded with the 4km Senior Men and Women race which saw the SA 10km champ Andries Sesedi taking charge from start to finish claiming victory in the time of 12:24. Clearly the athlete is determined to work hard to ensure that he is always in the 1st position in every race he participates in. Overall Andries has shown great consistency and dedication in the 2022 Cross Country Season. He was followed by Chris Mhlanga of UJ Athletics to secure a silver medal position in the time of 12:27. Indeed the race was one of the most exciting events to watch at the champs.

In the post-event interview, CGA Cross Country chairperson Val Brentano said she is confident that the province will be sending a strong team of athletes to represent the province at the 2022 ASA Cross Country National Championships. She also highlighted that the 2022 CGA Cross Country season was very successful following the lifting of COVID-19 pandemic regulations.

Over the years, CGA has performed exceptionally well at the National Championships therefore great performances are expected and anticipated from the CGA Team. The National Cross Country Championships will be held on the 17th of September in Rustenburg.

For more action photos, please visit the Central Gauteng Athletics Facebook page and our official event photographer, Smacpix at

Kind regards,

CGA Cross Country Commission
Office Phone: 011 873 2726
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