Mhlakwana has come a long way since his legs turned to jelly at 2019 Comrades

This may be Nkosikhona Mhlakwana’s first down run, but he has the skill, speed and pedigree to win the fabled race

24 August 2022 - 22:00 By Matshelane Mamabolo

Nkosikhona Mhlakwana has come a long way since that dreadful Sunday in June 2019 when his legs gave up on him as he was approaching the Comrades Marathon finish line at Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg. Then, running in the red and white colours of Maxed Elite, novice Mhlakwana lost out on a top 10 finish, having been in ninth spot before he crumbled to the ground — allowing Entsika Athletic Club’s duo of Gordon Lesetedi and Siya Mqambeli to overtake him...

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