Seen here:  Michelle Weber on her way to victory at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg
Michelle Weber (Franschhoek) had the crowds on their feet at 4th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 18 February 2018.


The women’s elite race saw a sprint finish between Michelle Weber and Robyn Kinghorn.  Weber clinched victory in a time of 21 minutes 04 seconds.

According to Weber the start was really quick.  “It’s been a tough couple of weeks of racing, but I really wanted to win today.  I love the open water swimming community and I love the vibe at the Sanlam Cape Mile.  It’s the perfect family day out.  My two sisters also swam today. I’ve competed at the Sanlam Cape Mile for four years in a row.  I definitely want to come back next year.”  Robyn Kinghorn came in second, while Sasha-Lee finished third.

EVENT INFORMATIONSanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Eikenhof Dam, Elgin-Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape)

Categories & Start Times:

Male and Female U/13
Male & Female 51-60years
Male & Female 60+ years

5x 1 mile – Charity Swim


Male & Female 41-50 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Swim


Male & Female 31-40years

5x 1 mile – Charity Swim


Male & Female: Elite

5x 1 mile – Charity Swim


Male & Female 14-30 years

5x 1 mile – Charity Swim

12:30 – 500m

13:15 – 4 x 1000 Team Relay

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:  The action of the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments closed off with an energetic performance by multi-instrumentalist Folk Rock Duo, Esté and Lourens Rabé of Bottomless Coffee Band.

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Facebook page:  Cape Mile

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