The well-known Capetonian runner, Nezaam Isaacs, was killed in a hit and run on Tuesday morning while jogging on Belvedere Road, Claremont. The 42 year old was part of the Itheko Sport Athletic Club. Farouk Meyer, Athletic Development Commissioner of the club mentions that Isaacs ran earlier in the morning because of the fast. This allowed him to have breakfast before sunrise, sport24 says.
“An app record of his last trip indicates he had been running for 14 minutes 18 seconds, covering a distance of 2.2km on Imam Haron Road from Lansdowne to Claremont. He was killed shortly after turning into Belvedere Road,” sport24 adds. The vehicle involved was not present at the scene says senior Cape Town traffic officer Richard Coleman, and no arrests have been made yet.
Meyer reiterated Isaacs' story, emphasizing his determination to improve his health and share his story with others. Isaacs had also taken part in the Two Oceans Marathon in April and in 17 ultra runs since 2012.
While waiting for the body of Isaacs to arrive at the Salt River mortuary, Meyer told News24 that “He was one of our success stories".
Following Muslim rites, sport24 mentions that Isaacs is to be buried later on Tuesday. He is survived by his mother, wife and daughter.