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Fri, 20 Dec 2019 17:02 - Updated Fri, 20 Dec 2019 17:02

Year-end race with disposable chips

Luanda - Contestants of the 64th edition of the traditional São Silvestre pedestrian race will use disposable chips, as is the world standard in such competitions.

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Presidente da Federação Angolana de Atletismo, Bernardo João


Unlike previous editions, where custom chips were used and returned to competitors on a return basis, the measure also aims to reduce costs as the former costs $ 4 each against less than a dollar than the current one.

Speaking to ANGOP in Luanda on Thursday, the president of the Angolan Athletics Federation, Bernardo João, said that this material to control the athlete's effectiveness along the course, as well as the respective time, will be purchased by a supplier in Portugal.

In this edition is expected the participation of three thousand competitors between Angolans and foreigners.

The registration, which began in November, ends on the 26th December, and until last Wednesday were already registered one thousand three hundred candidates, in both genders.

For the competition were invited countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), plus Ethiopia, Portugal and Brazil. Kenya, Uganda, DRC and Namibia have already confirmed.

The 2018 race was won by Mukua Nyudusi (Kenya) with a time of 30 minutes and 20 seconds. The Angolan Alexandre João (Interclube) was the third classified with the time of 35 minutes and 53 seconds.

Among the ladies, the victory went to Beyanesh Ayele (Ethiopia) by timing 33:56 ahead of Angolan Adelaide Machado (36:42).

This year's São Silvestre de Luanda is estimated at 66 million kwanzas.

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