Following an investigation by the event, its stakeholders and the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) it has been confirmed that race number 3059 was brought across the finish line by a male athlete.
The unknown athlete did not display the number on his chest instead carrying it in his hand. It was shown to race officials after crossing the finish line and being queried. On confirming that race number 3059 had been registered to a Brenda Makonyere, as a female, the number was subsequently disqualified.
As the presiding authority on the results, NAAZ has provided a report on the decision to disqualify this athlete.
The event wishes to extend our gratitude to the technical officials from NAAZ for their assistance in investigating this matter. The event takes any attempt to cheat very seriously and are committed to investigating any allegations fully and fairly.
The event would also like to thank all our sponsors, in particular Econet, for their continued support and patience during this investigation.
A copy of the report can be viewed here
The Victoria Falls Management Team.