Letshego Zulu
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6 minute read
18 Nov 2019
4:52 pm

How to conquer your first marathon

Letshego Zulu

This is Ncumisa Pongola's account of the past year of training that took her to the start line of the 2019 Soweto Marathon.

Ncumisa Pongola running the 2019 Soweto Marathon. Picture: Instagram

I have always looked up to individuals who set goals for themselves, put a plan in place, put in the required time, weather the storms along the way and essentially go from zero to hero by achieving their set goal. One such person is Ncumisa Pongola, also known as @Ncumfit on Instagram. I have followed this young lady’s health and fitness journey for almost two years on social media and I have come to admire her tenacious, outgoing character. She does the health and fitness thing with a smile on her face because she knows the benefits and reaps them...