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Kijima Kosmos 3 in 1 Re-cap

Kosmos 3 in 1 2022 Recap

The Kosmos 3 in 1 2020, was the last major event before the pandemic hit our South African borders. After missing only 1 year, the Kijima Kosmos 3 in 1 came back in full swing on 5 March 2022.

At 6 am 1497 runners started the 42.2km with a cool wind in the air. It appeared as though it might start to rain at any moment. But by 8 am the sun was out and as promised a sunny, highveld day was in the making.
By 8h30 the first male, Given Baloyi came in at 2:30:31, with Jetro Brown Sithole a whopping 6 minutes later. The local running legend, Helena Joubert came in at 3:07:30, making her the first female to finish.

Kosmos 3 in 1 10km

By mid-day, the runners were anticipating a tough 21.1km. Nonetheless, 1462 runners were brave enough to face the half-marathon. Derrick Masango was the first over the finish line with a time of 1:11:16. Coming in at 1:19:41 was Clemond Komane who was 4th overall but first in the Male Junior category, leaving some of the seniors in the dust.

The 10km loads of first-time runners participating. Proconics and Ricky B and others used this run as a fun team-building exercise and the colleagues cheered one another on during the race, it was a sight to behold – well done guys!

The first runner in was Kabelo Malemu at 30:30 and on his heels was Moses Mahlangu coming in at 30:44. In total 1794 runners ran and finished the 10km.

Kosmos 3 in 1 10km

The highlight of every Kosmos 3 in 1 is the waterpoints and once again they were outstanding, keeping the runners hydrated and having a variety of nutritional snacks available. Van Schalkwyk – Le Roux Venter incorporated had ice cloths available where runners could wipe their faces with an ice-cold cloth and gain strength for the next stretch of the run.

Once again, another successful Kosmos 3 in 1 and, we look forward to the 30th edition of the Kosmos 3 in 1 here at Lake Umuzi.
Umuzi Lodge and The Merchant at Lake Umuzi are already fully booked with a handful of rooms left at InnGreen @ Lake Umuzi. There are still some campsites available at Lake Umuzi Kamp Oase but book early to reserve the best spots.
See you again next year!

29th Kosmos 3 in 1


About Rolin Booysen

Rolin Booysen is an enthusiastic marketer at Lake Umuzi, Mpumalanga. She graduated with a B.Com Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria. She loves planning events and enjoyed being part of events such as Aardklop, KKNK, Skouspel and Umuzi Week of Festivals, to name a few.In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, jogging, fishing and hiking.

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