Modern Athlete Magazine Issue 162 October 2023 | Page 20

Thabang Mosiako takes sixth place in the men ’ s half marathon at the 2023 World Road Running Championships , breaking 60 minutes for the first time

Dreams Do Come True

It ’ s been a fantastic year for Thabang Mosiako , with scintillating performances over the 10km and half marathon distances that have thrust him into the top three or four on the all-time South African performance lists . He recently led Team South Africa to a bronze medal at the World Road Running Champs , and there appears to be more to come from this prodigiously talented athlete , but it wasn ’ t so very long ago that he was in despair and thinking of hanging up his running shoes for good . – BY MANFRED
Thabang racing Frenchman Jimmy Gressier towards the end of the World Champs 21km
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