Cape Town Marathon

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Cape Town Marathon
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Logo
Date23 September 2018
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Event typeRoad
Primary sponsorSanlam
Established2007; 12 years ago (2007)
Course recordsMen:
South Africa Stephen Mokoka 2:08:31
Namibia Helalia Johannes 2:29:28
Official siteCape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a City Marathon (42.2 km) held in Cape Town, South Africa, which is sponsored by Sanlam, the City of Cape Town, Fedhealth and Asics.

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.[1]

In 2014, 2015 and 2016 it was accredited with IAAF Silver Label status.,[2] 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.

Past winners[edit]

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[3]  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

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Calendar. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-03-23.
  3. ^ 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