Champion South African marathon runner, Gerda Steyn, records a PB at the London Marathon to climb to second place on the all-time SA Marathon Rankings on Sunday, 4 October 2020.
Steyn crossed the line in seventh place (2:26:51), 16 seconds off the current South African record – only Colleen de Reuck has run faster on a standard course.
Phenomenal run by Gerda Steyn smashing her PB and just missing the SA record !!! Gerda finished in 7th position in a world class field and crossed the line in 2h26.51
The 30-year-old’s incredible feat comes after a challenging year where numerous running events were cancelled due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
With the easing of lockdown restrictions in the country over the past few months, Steyn has been working hard to remain on top of her game as she kept the public in the loop on her social media pages.
Clocking the final kilometers in my own bubble ( it’s a very small one hehe👫🏼) before joining the Race Bubble on Thursday! Sooo excited!!! ✈️🇬🇧 #seeyousoonlondon #The40thRace pic.twitter.com/EHoRS5tQen
— Gerda Steyn (@gerdarun) September 29, 2020
The 2019 Momentum gsport Awards Athlete of the Year finalist continues to prove her worth on the road and will be eager to end the year on a high.
Gerda steyn doing the most for our country! Run my darling run#LondonMarathon #gerdasteyn
— Faith Dlamini (@geloofi) October 4, 2020
— Sibusiso T Sithole🇿🇦 (@sibusisost) October 4, 2020
— Pheladi (@NgwanadiraT) October 4, 2020