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Henry Moyo to retire after Comrades Marathon

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By Ronald Mpaso:

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DOWN THE CLOCK NEXT YEAR— Moyo

Veteran long distance runner Henry Moyo is planning to retire next year after more than two decades on the track.

Speaking from his Zomba base, Moyo said he intends to finish his career on a high note with success during next year’s Comrades Marathon in South Africa.

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Moyo said he believes retiring next year would be ideal as he has achieved his goals in a career that started in the mid-1990s.

“I have achieved what I dreamt about in the game. I have several gold medals after excelling in international competitions. Now it is time to retire but I need to finish with success in the Comrades Marathon,” he said.

Moyo said he will also compete in South Africa’s Heroes Mandela Marathon on December 22 to qualify for the Comrades Marathon.

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“We also have the Blantyre City Marathon on November 18, so I need to play my cards well. I need to prepare well for all these competitions. I missed last year’s Comrades Marathon because of injury but I am alright now. I feel very fit and energetic to do well,” he said.

Moyo has been a dominant runner in the Blantyre City Marathon which was previously known as Nico Marathon. He is the competition’s record holder after clocking 2:18:11 in 2003.

He also won gold medals in the Comrades, Two Oceans and the Kuala Lumpur marathons besides also competing in other countries such as China and North Korea.

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