News - 27th June 2018

MRP Sport Hero is Gold from the Get-Go

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On Sunday 4th June, Durban came alive with runners taking on the Spar Women’s Challenge. On the day, it was Zimbabwean runner and MRP Sport Hero, Betha Chikanda who led from start to finish.


The tiny 21-year-old earned her head start right from the get-go outside King’s Park Athletics Stadium. Betha’s lead increased to over 100m in distance at the 2km mark which she crossed in 6 minutes and 18 seconds. MRP Sport’s very own Maxed runner was showing no signs of slowing down throughout the race, where she finally finished with a winning time of 33 minutes and 7 seconds, averaging 3:18 for every kilometre.


Chikanga, who placed ninth in the same race last year, said her coach, Martin Ngwenya, had told her to ‘go out strong and to go for gold’.


Shop the Icon Running Trainer – Betha’s winning shoe – online at, in-store at your nearest MRP Sport store or on the MRP app (available on iOS and Android).

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