Dress-up, good vibes and exercise at WTT

The Discovery 702 Walk the Talk race took place on 22 July, 2012. Picture: @702talkradio via Twitter
Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation Gert Oosthuizen (R) at the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk race in Johannesburg on 22 July, 2012. Picture: @Abramjee via Twitter
One of the dogs that walked the 8 km race at the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk event on 22 July, 2012. Picture: @MizFunSized_K via Twitter
Talk Radio 702’s Udo Carelse and Miss SA Melinda Bam at the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk race on 22 July, 2012. Picture: @702talkradio via Twitte
Talk Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou and John Robbie.
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EMMARENTIA - Over 22, 000 participants are walking the 8 kilometre (km) race at the 2012 Discovery 702 Walk the Talk race in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

The race started at 9am on Sunday. 

More than 50, 000 people, toddlers and animals are taking part in races at the Marks Park Stadium.

Participants in the 15 km and 30 km races put takkie to tar at 7am.

Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe hailed the event as a great initiative with a great atmosphere.

He said the races were a great way of having fun while getting some exercise.

Some walkers decided to play dress-up, with men dressed as schoolgirls and others dressed in priest attire.

Other walkers are walking for charity organisations of their choice.

First time “Walk the talker” Lewis Modise won the 15 km event in 1: 10: 38.

The 23-year-old said he would now put his sights on qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic 
Games.

Meanwhile, Susan Gatracava (45) won the female leg of the 15 km race in just under one hour, 30 minutes.

The oldest walker taking part in the annual event is 88-year-old Margret Jackson.

(Edited by Thato Motaung)