Sunday, March 19, 2006

Runners killed training for Comrades

Two runners training for the Comrades Marathon were killed and another airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after being run down by a car in Edenvale early on Friday morning.The two runners who were killed on impact were Richard Albrecht (36) and Joe Mendoza (39).Albrecht leaves behind his wife, Helena, and two children. Mendoza was married with two children. His wife is due to give birth to their third child in two weeks' time.The injured runner, doctor Wayne Korras (42) is a part-owner of the Dunvegan Clinic. The three ran for the Bedfordview Country Club. Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Inspector Kobeli Mokhesenge said the driver of the vehicle had tested positive for being under the influence of alcohol.He too was slightly injured and taken to Edenvale Hospital where he underwent a breathalyser test. - Sapa

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