Pardon Ndhlovu
Pardon Ndhlovu
Pardon Ndhlovu
BornPardon Ndhlovu
(1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 34) -->
Mabvuku, Harare
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationMBA
Alma materGeorgia Regents University, University of North Carolina Pembroke
Occupation
  • Marathon Runner
  • Sports Personality
  • Coach
Parent(s)Peter Ndhlovu (Father), Lindiwe Ndhlovu (Mother)
RelativesSiblings: Pardington, Primrose Hanya, Perpetual and Prudence

Pardon Ndhlovu is an award winning long distance runner based in the USA.

Ndhlovu represented Zimbabwe at the 2016 Olympics as a marathon runner and finished 41st. He was the first runner from Zimbabwe to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio de Janeiro.[1]

Ndhlovu is an ambassador for a social enterprise called Janji that provides clean water globally, and he is vice president of a grassroots organization called SEFAYE — Sports and Education for African Youth Empowerment. [1]

Background

Pardon Ndhlovu was born in Mabvuku in Harare on 23 August 1987. He went to Mabuku High School. He ran under a coach called Munya Maraire at the WWS Academy which received honors for being the most successful developmental program in Zimbabwe … [2]

Awards

Personal records

  • 5000m – 14:10, 2013, Raleigh Relays (3rd)
  • 10000m – 29:04, 2013, Penn Relays (3rd)
  • Half Marathon – 1:06:40, 2013, Orlando Half Marathon (2nd)
  • Marathon – 2:16:51, 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon (10th)

Honours

  • 2-time NCAA Division II Cross Country All-American, 2009, 2012
  • 2-time NCAA Division II Track and Field All-American, 10000m in 2012 and 5000m in 2013
  • Captain of UNC-Pembroke Cross Country team, 2009-2012
  • 2 time Southeast Region Cross Country Athlete of the year 2011, 2012
  • Southeast Regional Track and Field Athlete of the year 2013

Road racing achievements

  • 2nd Place, 2013 Orlando Half marathon
  • 1st Place, 2012 Myrtle BI-LO Half marathon
  • 10th Place, 2015 & 2016 Houston Marathon

Track and field achievements

  • 7th Place, 2013 NCAA Outdoor 5000m Championship
  • 11th Place, 2013 NCAA Outdoor 10000m Championship
  • 3rd Place, 2013 Penn Relays 10000m (College Men Championship)
  • 1st Place, 2013 Peach-Belt Outdoor 1500m, 5000m and 10000m Conference Champion
  • 1st Place, 2012 Penn Relays 10000m (College Men Championship)
  • 4th Place, 2012 NCAA Outdoor 10000m Championship
  • 3rd Place, 2011 Penn Relays 5000m (College men race)
  • Provisional NCAA qualifier for 5000m in 2009 and 2010
  • 3rd Place, 2006 Southern Africa Zone VI Youth Games, Namibia.

Cross country achievements

  • 1st Place, 2012 Southeast Region Cross Country Championships (10,000m)
  • 32nd Place, 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championship (10,000m)
  • 3rd Place, 2012 D1 Pre-National Cross Country Championships (8000m)
  • 1st Place, 2011 Southeast Region Cross Country Championships (10,000m)
  • 2011 Cross Country National Qualifier
  • 4th Place, 2010 Southeast Region Cross Country Championships (10,000m)
  • 2010 Cross Country National Qualifier
  • 30th Place, 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship (10,000m)
  • 5th Place, 2009 Southeast Region Cross Country Championships (10,000m)
  • 10th Place, 2006 Southern Africa Region Cross Country Junior Championships.

Best Performances

800m - 1:52.25 @ UNCW Seahawk Invitational (03/10/12) 1500m - 3:56.59 @ UNCW Seahawk Invitational (03/10/12) 3000m - 8:31.36 @ Kent Taylor Invitational (02/04/12) 5000m - 14:29.39 @ Duke Invitational (04/08/11) 10000m - 29:31.58 @ Penn Relays (04/26/12)

Awards

  • Named athlete of the year 2005-06 [2]
  • NCAA All-American (UNCP)
  • Peach Belt Conference’s Runner of the Year. (UNCP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Scott BigelowUNCP to honor trio at awards banquet Friday, The Robesonian, Published:30 Sept 2015, Retrieved:29 Oct 2015,
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pardon Ndhlovu Bio, UNCP Braves, Retrieved:29 October 2015,