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Thousands pay tribute to Madiba through sport

Fitness enthusiasts took part in several races including a 67km cycle, a 9,4km run as well as a 5km walk.

Fitness enthusiasts took part in several races the day had to offer including a 67km cycle, a 9,4km run as well as a 5km walk. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - There is a hive of activity at the Union Buildings today as thousands of South Africans have come out to honour former president Nelson Mandela.

Madiba passed away on 5 December last year.

The streets of Pretoria have become a hive of activity as South Africans from all walks of life pay homage to the global icon.

Fitness enthusiasts took part in several races the day had to offer including a 67km cycle, a 9,4km run as well as a 5km walk.

Several of the country's top performers including Lira and Kurt Darren are expected to keep the crowd on their feet throughout the day.

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