Maseru – Motlokoa Nkhabutlane is training hard in preparation for the 2017 Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon which takes place on April 15th in Cape Town, South Africa.
Nkhabutlane who is the second fastest distance runner in the country said he is now eyeing to reclaim the Two Oceans marathon title he won in 2015, and will run short distance races such as 10 to 21 kilometres as part of boosting his speed in preparation for next month.
He said his initial plan was to run in overseas races as part of growing as an athlete but it failed and he is now focusing on running the Two Oceans Marathon, which gives him a better chance of running overseas.
Nkhabutlane has already qualified for the next Olympic Games to be staged in Korea, the Commonwealth Games and the World Champions after making an impressive time at the Cape Town marathon last year.
Thabiso Moqhali remains the fastest runner in marathon after winning the 1998 Commonwealth Games.