Cape Town Marathon
|Cape Town Marathon|
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Logo
|Date||23 September 2018|
|Location||Cape Town, South Africa|
Stephen Mokoka 2:08:31
Helalia Johannes 2:29:28
|Official site||Cape Town Marathon|
The first Cape Town Marathon (in its current format) was run in September 2007. From 2007 to 2013 the race was organized by Western Province Athletics, under a corporate sponsorship agreement with the national federation, Athletics South Africa. From 2014 its name changed to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, and it is being run under a joint partnership between Western Province Athletics, The City of Cape Town and Asem Running. Brand Ambassadors include Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer.
The event includes the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42 km); the Sanlam Cape Town 10 km PEACE RUN / Walk, the Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Runs (12 km & 22 km) and the Sanlam Cape Town 5 km PEACE RUN / Walk.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 it was accredited with IAAF Silver Label status., in 2017 it was the first African Marathon to achieve IAAF Gold Label Status, which it continues to achieve. It is also accredited as a Climate Neutral event and achieved zero waste to landfill.
The Cape Town Marathon hosted the South African marathon championships, from the years 1996-2000; 2014 and again in 2018. "Distance stars fade..." 2 March 2001. "Reports from South African Champs and Old Mutual marathon". 6 March 2000.
The men's course record was set in 2018 at 2:08:31 by Stephen Mokoka (RSA) and by Helalia Johannes (NAM) with a time of 2:29:28.
The marathon is held on a fast and flat course, starting and finishing in Green Point, near the Cape Town Stadium.
Key: Course record
|Edition||Year||Men's winner||Time (h:m:s)||Women's winner||Time (h:m:s)|
|1st||2007||Mluleki Nobanda (RSA)||2:14:46||Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM)||2:41:30|
|2nd||2008||Motlokoa Nkhabutlane (LES)||2:14:16||Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM)||2:42:12|
|3rd||2009||George Mofokeng (RSA)||2:14:20||Sharon Tavengwa (ZIM)||2:47:08|
|4th||2010||Gert Thys (RSA)||2:22:12||Nomvuyisi Seti (RSA)||2:57:12|
|5th||2011||Amos Maiyo (KEN)||2:14:55||Chiyedza Chokore (ZIM)||2:46:31|
|6th||2012||Gilbert Mutandiro (ZIM)||2:19:16||Alicen Manake (ZIM)||2:51:37|
|7th||2013||Paul Manawa (KEN)||2:17:51||Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM)||2:42:46|
|8th||2014||Willy Kibor (KEN)||2:10:41||Meseret Mengistu (ETH)||2:30:56|
|9th||2015||Shadrack Kemboi (KEN)||2:11:41||Isabella Ochichi (KEN)||2:30:20|
|10th||2016||Asefa Mengstu (ETH)||2:08:41||Tish Jones (UK)||2:36:13|
|11th||2017||Asefa Mengstu (ETH)||2:10:01||Betelhem Moges (ETH)||2:30:22|
|12th||2018||Stephen Mokoka (RSA)||2:08:31||Helalia Johannes (NAM)||2:29:28|
- Calendar. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-23.
- Nedbank City of Cape Town marathon is a runaway success Archived 2 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine. City of Cape Town (2009-09-22). Retrieved on 2015-09-21.
- List of winners