It means moving past stereotypes and expectations and embracing yourself despite them and striving for a better future.THE MENS RACE Entries from a host of foreign-based runners, all ultra distance specialists, indicated that the local stars were going to have to be at the top of their game if they were to fight off the foreign threat.The answer was emphatic; it never bothered him at all and, once over the top, he cruised into the city, breaking the 5h 30m barrier in the process. Bester came back strongly to finish just over a minute behind the winner.With Volgin also putting in a determined surge for the line, less than 3 minutes separated the first three at the finish.After her disappointment in 1995, when a stomach bug destroyed her hopes when poised to threaten Frith van der Merwe’s Down Record, she was determined to make amends. She led from the start and simply ran further away from her opposition as the race progressed.
Mamabolo enrolled and graduated from the University of Limpopo with an MBA in 2012, winning the best MBA student award and the best MBA research report award.Will there ever be another race comparable to the 1996 Comrades? and another 4 clocked in within a further 60 seconds.RESULT THE WOMENS RACE Ann Trason was back again; this time in perfect health.In her spare time she is involved in youth development programmes and school outreaches.“An advocate of hard work and achievement, Anastacia is both a role model for her contemporaries and for up-and-coming women in academia,” says Gibs Dean Nicola Kleyn.She is currently working on the Gibs Orbit Research Project, which aims to understand how business is conducted in emerging markets with a specific focus on Africa.She has also taught on the doctoral programme and managed the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation project for Gibs.This was indeed the case during the recent Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs) graduation ceremony at the University of Pretoria, during which Ph D graduate Anastacia Mamabolo’s abstract was read out in Sepedi.This marked the first time that UP and Gibs had an abstract read in Sepedi, one of the university’s official languages of communication.In October 2016 Gibs earned the prestigious AACSB International accreditation.Mamabolo has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.