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Henry Moyo wins K1.7m

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At 43 years-old there is no slowing down for seasoned athlete, Henry Moyo, as he finished third in the 68km Cape Town Ultra-marathon on October 4 to win R40,000 (about K1,680,000).

However, the legendary athlete will have to wait for some weeks before pocketing the prize money as he underwent a doping test.

According to the rules of the competition, winners, who underwent doping test to check whether they used performance, enhancing drugs, will be given their money once results prove that they did not use prohibited drugs.

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“However, I am not frightened that I underwent the test. I know that I am a clean athlete and the results will come out perfect. At the end I will get my money,” he said.

Moyo, who is still going strong, has enjoyed international success in recent years and he owes it to discipline and hard work.

“Firstly, let me state that I suit most of the races that are organised at international level. In Malawi, we only have 42km races and some of the distance is even race. I have realised that I tend to do better when the distance is long.

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“My advice to up-and-coming athletes is that they should be disciplined and refrain from immoral behaviour. Things like beer drinking and womanising tend to halt the development of an athlete,” he said.

Moyo is a record four-time winner of the now defunct Nico/ Blantyre Marathon. He also won the Heroes Marathon and Kuala Lumpur Marathon in Malaysia some seven years ago.

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