Cape Town Medical 10, running race for health professionals

Hennie Muller and grandson

Letter to the Editor

The 35th staging of the Medical 10 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2013. It is a 10 kilometre running race for health professionals. The race started in 1978 after a physician, Hennie Muller (shown in the photo with his grandson), discovered that the doctors in Finland held a 10 kilometer race to show that they practiced what the preached about a healthy lifestyle. The aim was to run it in 40 minutes but allowed a handicap of a minute for each year of age over 40.

Race organizers cut the handicap to half a minute and made it open to all health professionals and walkers, however, the event continues to be held annually at the end of November.

Is this race still held in Finland? Or are similar events held in any other country? I am interested to know.

Please contact me at: sydneyc@surgcare.co.za

Yours sincerely,

Sydney Cullis (Race Director)

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