Lusapho April

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Lusapho April
Berlin-Marathon 2015 Runners 12.jpg
April in the marathon in Berlin, 2015
Personal information
Born (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 36)
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 50 kg (110 lb)
Country  South Africa
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Lusapho Lesly April (born 1982) is a South African long-distance runner. He was born in Uitenhage.[1] He competed in the marathon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but managed only 43rd place after falling mid-race.

He set a national record in 25 km road running (1:15:02 [2]) in 2010. He is a two-time winner at the Two Oceans Half Marathon. He set a course record at the 2013 Hannover Marathon, winning in a personal best time of 2:08:32 hours.[3] He was the third-place finisher at the 2013 New York City Marathon.

He competed in the men's marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He finished in 24th place with a time of 2:15:24.[4]


  1. ^ "Lusapho April". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Wenig, Jörg (9 May 2010). "Kosgei, Keitany shatter 25Km World records in Berlin - Updated". IAAF. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Wenig, Jörg (2013-05-05). April and Burkovska break the course records at the Marathon Hannover . IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-05-06.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

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