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First fatal accident in Roof of Africa

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First fatal accident in Roof of Africa
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Dec 4, 2016, 9:22 AM

The Motul Roof of Africa issued a statement following the death of a participating rider.

South African bronze rider Willie-John le Hanie sustained fatal injuries while riding to the finish of the monstrous 160km leg, which took most riders more than eight hours.

It’s the first fatality in almost half a century of running the extreme endurance event.

The event is considered one of the toughest motocross spectacles in the world, in which riders, varying from skilled amateurs to factory entrants, must overcome three days of Lesotho’s roughest terrain.

Le Hanie was remembered in a minute's silence at the prize giving ceremony on Saturday evening.

The organisation issued the following statement: "On behalf of everyone at Motul Roof of Africa, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the wife and family of Willie-John le Hanie, who sustained fatal injuries on Friday while competing in the event."

The event was won by British Husqvarna rider Graham Jarvis, who beat Spanish KTM rider Alfredo Gómez and secured his fourth title.

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Series Enduro
Event Roof of Africa
Author Tim Biesbrouck