Kenya’s Lydia Simiyu Earns Debut Cape Town Marathon Title

Kenyan athlete, Lydia Simiyu wins the women’s race at the Cape Town Marathon, while Gerda Steyn finishes her run on the fourth place. Photo: City of CT (Twitter)

Kenya’s Lydia Simiyu earned the biggest pay check of her career as she bagged the 2021 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon title in a blistering 2:25.41 on debut marathon and set a new course record.

“I would like to thank the organisers of the 2021 Cape Town Marathon. I am happy and was well prepared,” said the sensational Simiyu after the race.

“My plan was to run a personal best of 22:22 minutes. I will continue to train hard.”

Another Kenyan, Lucy Karimi, was second across the line in 2:25.53 with Ethopia’s Aynalem Teferi taking third place (2:26.09).

South Africa’s Gerda Steyn settled for fourth place (2:26.22), in her second fasted marathon in her career.

 

Leading Results at the 2021 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42.2km):
1. Lydia Nailiaka Simiyo – 02:25:41
2. Lucy Karimi – 02:25:53
3. Analem Teferi – 02:26:09
4. Gerda Steyn – 02:26:22
5. Beje Bekelu Geleta – 02:29:13
6. Esther Macharia – 02:29:17
7. Alina Armans – 02:35:07
8. Sinke Dessie Biyadgilgn – 02:37:57
9. Nontokozo Happiness Mkhize – 02:41:21
10. Zintle Xiniwe – 02:42:3

 

Photo 1 Caption: Kenyan athlete, Lydia Simiyu wins the women’s race at the Cape Town Marathon, while Gerda Steyn finishes her run on the fourth place. Photo: City of CT (Twitter)

 

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