Mabalingwe part of South African marathon series for the first time

The MTN Mabalingwe Lion Man event is scheduled for the weekend of May 12-13. This year, it will be part of the MTN South African National marathon series. According to Wessel van der Walt, MTN race director, the Lion Man event was included in the MTN National series for two reasons, namely the relatively short distance from Gauteng and the importance of diversity.

"To get to Mabalingwe from Pretoria it is only a 90-minute drive from Pretoria and two hours from Johannesburg. The majority of the riders who compete in the MTN series are from Gauteng. It is, therefore, important to have some races near Gauteng, especially with the fuel cost that continues to increase.

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