Stage Set as the Gold Label Athletes Gather in the Mother City

by | Sep 13, 2019

The 2019 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will see eight women with IAAF Gold Label Status at the start line on Sunday, 15 September as they take on the 42.2km race.

The depth that is within the women’s race will see no less than eight athletes having gone under 2:29 for the marathon. For South Africa, the Phalula twins, Lebo and Lebogang will once again be back in the Mother City as they will have their eyes set on the 2:29:30 time that has been set by Athletics South Africa as an Olympic Qualifier.

Lebo, has a marathon best of 2:33:48 run in Enshede back in 2016, while her twin, clocked 2:38 on this course during the same year.

More About the Marathon

The city marathon aims to facilitate and leverage change at a national level through its Run4Change Legacy Programme, with the following five pillars:

  • To focus on the health and wellness
  • To become one of the biggest fundraising sporting events in South Africa
  • To promote peace and sport
  • To be a sustainable event
  • To develop and empower South African athletes

The 2019 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon doubles once again as the South African Marathon Championships, adding extensive local pride for top honours on Sunday.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Lebogang Phalula claimed the Elite Women’s title at the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Saturday, 24 September 2016. On Sunday, 15 September 2019, she will be aiming for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon honour. Photo: Newsport Media

 

 

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