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Phiyega congratulates Comrades winner Gift Kelehe

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has congratulated Constable Gift Kelehe for winning.

FILE: National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has congratulated Gift Kelehe for winning the 90th Comrades Marathon today.

Kelehe who is a constable in Rustenburg's Police Tactical Response Team was the first athlete to cross the finish line in Durban shortly after 11 o'clock this morning.

National Police Spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo said, "Riah Phiyega today congratulated Gift Kelehe, this win has not only made the SAPS proud but of course the entire nation."

History was made as winners of both the men's and women's race were South African.

Winner of the women's race Caroline Wostmann's win marks the first time in 16 years that a South African woman takes the title.

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