Elana Meyer Confident Ahead of Improved 2022 CT Marathon

Co-founder of the Cape Town Marathon and former marathon runner, Elana Meyer, is confident that the event will attract some of the top runners this year as it continues the quest to become an elite race. Photo: Cape Town Marathon (Facebook)

Co-founder of the Cape Town Marathon and former marathon runner, Elana Meyer, is confident that the event will attract some of the top runners this year as it continues the quest to become an elite race.

The CT Marathon is on a three-year journey to reach specific criteria and if successful, the event will join the elite marathons which include Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York Marathons.

Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, 23 March, Meyer revealed: “In the last eight years, we gradually grew the event from a really small city event, and then every year, align with the World Athletics criteria.

“In the first year, we achieved the silver label, and for that, you needed a certain level of top, elite athletes here. Then we moved up to gold and achieved that a couple of times, and now we need to step up to another level.”

Meyer and co-founder, former Springboks rugby captain Francois Pienaar, welcomed adidas as a technical partner to the race as they hope that the deal can assist in bringing the world’s best runners to the Mother City.

This year’s race is set to take place on Sunday, 16 October 2022.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Co-founder of the Cape Town Marathon and former marathon runner, Elana Meyer, is confident that the event will attract some of the top runners this year as it continues the quest to become an elite race. Photo: Cape Town Marathon (Facebook)

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