Frith van der Merwe
Frith van der Merwe (born 26 May 1964) is a South African long-distance athlete.
She competed several times in the South African ultramarathon, the Comrades Marathon, in the late 1980s and early 1990s with success, setting female records for both up and down runs. Her 1989 record time of 5:54:43 in the down run still stands. Her 1989 record time of 3:30:36 in the 56 km Two Oceans Marathon also still stands. Her best times in shorter distances were:
8 km 26:42
10 km 33:18 Germany, 1993
15 km 49:54 Belville, 1989
21.1 km 71:11 Voet of Africa, 1990
42.2 km 2:27 SA Champs, 1990
50 km 3:08 City to City, 1989
She married Michael Ivan Agliotti (b. 2 January 1957, d 25 May 1997) on 22 April 1995. She started studying at University of the Witwatersrand. She is a teacher. She is currently teaching in Benoni, Gauteng
In 2012 she was honoured as Benoni Northerns Sports Club's best ever sportsperson.
In 2013 she was inducted into the Gsport Hall of Fame.
- All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
|Representing South Africa|
|1993||World Championships||Stuttgart, Germany||7th||2:35:56|