Celtic Member in the Comrades Marathon
6/2/2017 7:14:24 AM

Bloemfontein Celtic driver, Lerato Molemela, affectionately called ‘Gupta’ has since his days as a leaner had a passion for running and has won many provincial competitions but the 2017 Comrades Marathon will be his greatest challenge ever. The diminutive Celtic employee together with 23 other athletes from the Mangaung will be representing Free State during this year’s 92 edition of the prestigious ultra-marathon. Celtic has pledged its support by sponsoring the Mangaung Athletics Club with transport to Pietermaritzburg and Durban.

Conveying the message of hope and encouragement to some of the athletes at a ceremony held at Siwelele Park (Celtic offices), MD Rali Ramabodu said “We are absolutely delighted that the team (Celtic) will be represented in this year tournament by one phenomenal individual who is synonymous with “unbelievable”. He has a way of juggling between his daily duties and practicing enthusiastically. To the rest of the athletics club members, we would like them to continue working with unimaginable determination as a unit. We expect them to bring lots of medals back home.”

At the ceremony, Celtic’s MD also handed replicas and track-suits to the club members.