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Wed Apr 23 08:40:22 SAST 2014

Mamabolo seeks redemption at Two Oceans

Ramatsiyi Moholoa | 26 March, 2013 06:400 Comments
2012 Comrades Marathon
Ludwick Mamabolo celebrates winning the Comrades Marathon on June 03, 2012 in South Africa

ULTRA-DISTANCE runner Ludwick Mamabolo will wrap up his Two Oceans Marathon preparations in Tzaneen, Limpopo, on Tuesday before leaving for Cape Town, where he is confident of winning the 56km event on Saturday.

Mamabolo, who has set up a training camp in the mountains of Tzaneen, wants to win this ultra-marathon to silence those who still have doubts about his ability to win long-distance events legally.

He is fighting hard to clear his tarnished image after he was suspended from running for doping, after being crowned the 2012 Comrades Marathon champion. Last month, Mamabolo successfully obtained an interdict to resume his career while his doping case was being finalised.

"I have been working hard at training and everything is going according to plan," he said.

"I want to win [the Two Oceans Marathon] to confirm that my time to dominate ultra-marathons has arrived. I still maintain there was nothing illegal that I did in winning the Comrades. I live a clean life.

"The Two Oceans title will be in Limpopo on Sunday; it will also form part of my preparations for the Comrades."

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