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The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the winner of the 2014 Toyota Amabeadibeadi Win-a-Car competition. The exciting handover of the Toyota Corolla Quest took place in Menlyn, Pretoria yesterday (Friday, 25 July 2014).


Christina Skhosana from KwaNdebele in Mpumalanga Province got to drive off in the prized vehicle, saying she was pleasantly surprised upon hearing that she was the winner of the sparkling new Toyota Corolla Quest which was recently launched by Toyota SA.



Christina says, ‘I am grateful to Toyota and the Comrades Marathon. This is my first car and it is very beautiful. My family is just so excited that we have a brand new car. My sons Bongani and Percy cannot wait to drive it.’


Christina had entered the Win-a-Car SMS Competition on Comrades Race Day more than 100 times. She has never run the Comrades Marathon but says she has been watching ‘The Ultimate Human Race’ for many years now.


Christina says, ‘I love watching the ladies running the Comrades Marathon because it is very inspiring for South African women. The Comrades Marathon is a very difficult race and my favourite runners are the twins – Elena and Olesya Nurgalieva from Russia.’


Christina says that she was happy that the charities involved in the Comrades Marathon are benefitting from the SMS competition but the nicest thing about it was when she received the phone call to say she was the winner of the car.


Christina adds, ‘My biggest thanks goes to the Comrades Marathon for a great race and to Toyota for making my dream come true. It is so unbelievable.’

Toyota Senior Manager of Promotions and Sponsorship, Delia Jackson says, ‘As always, Toyota is incredibly proud to be involved in not only the Comrades Marathon but also its Amabeadibeadi Charity Drive as community support has always been a key value for our company.’


CMA Chairman, Macdonald Chitja says, ‘We are proud to be associated with Toyota in so many ways. The Win-A-Car initiative is a huge contribution to the Comrades Marathon’s charity drive from South Africa’s largest automotive manufacturer. We are deeply appreciative to Toyota.’


Chitja adds, ‘The CMA is grateful to every person who entered the Win-A-Car competition. Every SMS has helped in making the work of our six Amabeadibeadi charities that much more achievable.’