Kenya’s Lydia Simiyu Earns Debut Cape Town Marathon Title

by | Oct 17, 2021

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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