The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the winner of the 2018 Comrades Toyota Win-a-Car competition. The exciting handover of the Toyota Corolla Quest took place in Johannesburg recently.

The lucky winner of the brand spanking new Toyota Corolla Quest is Amos Sebea. Sebea says, ‘I am grateful to Toyota and the Comrades Marathon. I could not have wished for a better prize. My family is just so excited that we have a brand new car.’

Sebea is a passionate Comrades Marathon runner who has completed The Ultimate Human Race 9 times and runs for Rainbow Athletic Club in Tembisa on Gauteng’s East Rand. Sebea says, “This is a fitting gift as I will be turning 53 years old on the 28th of July.”

Sebea entered the Win-a-Car draw 4 times and was simply delighted to be announced the winner. He says, “I really love the Comrades. I will be aiming for my Green Number next year so the 2019 Comrades Marathon will be very special for me.”

Sebea concludes, “Toyota makes me very happy and I like everything about the Toyota Corolla. It is a beautiful motor car. Even my 12-year old granddaughter is so thrilled that we have this new car. I must say thank you to Toyota for sponsoring the Comrades Marathon and for making my dream come true.”

Toyota SA’s Senior Manager: Promotions & Events, Reche van Niekerk, says, “The association between Toyota South Africa Motors and the Comrades Marathon is invaluable, and the parallels around the concept of endurance are quite striking too. Toyota has been producing cars that stood the test of time for years while the Comrades Marathon is considered to be the ultimate endurance race in the athletics world.”

CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn says, ‘We congratulate Mr Sebea on winning the Toyota Win-a-Car competition. The CMA is proud to be associated with Toyota in so many ways. The Win-a-Car initiative is a huge contribution to the Comrades Marathon’s charitable fundraising drive from South Africa’s largest automotive manufacturer. We are deeply appreciative to Toyota.’

Winn adds, ‘The CMA is grateful to every person who entered the Win-a-Car competition. Every raffle ticket sold and each SMS has helped in making the work of our six Amabeadibeadi charities that much more achievable.’