UCT runner clocks another 160km win

03 May 2007 | Story by Megan Morris

Second wind: Dr Andrzej "AO" Okreglicki, here seen in the 2006 race, has won the Addo 100 Miler. (Picture courtesy of www.extrememarathons.com.)

The UCT Athletics Club's famously gritty Dr Andrzej "AO" Okreglicki has recorded a memorable long-distance victory at the Third South African Addo Elephant 100Mile Trail Run on 28 April.

Okreglicki finished the 160km race, staged at the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape, in an energy-sapping 21 hours and 30 minutes. The second-placed runner came in only an hour and 24 minutes later.

Okreglicki, who finished third in 2006, has now bettered his own UCT 100-mile record for the 40+ age group.

According to reports, the weather was fittingly 'extreme'. 'But that's never stopped AO before,' comments UCT coach, James Evans.

Over the same weekend, the UCT women's team again took top honours at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology 10km race in Green Point. Running in personal-best times, Amy Aronson finished second in the open category and Ineke Nel took runner-up spot in the junior women's category. Julie Fourie and Nicola Branson were the other two team members.

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