In Summary
  • Ethiopia’s Negewo returns to South African coastal city to defend title he won last year.
  • Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop and Doris Chepkwemoi will compete in the women’s race.
  • Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is Africa’s only IAAF Gold label marathon. 

The annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be held on Sunday.

Top Kenyan marathoners have confirmed participation in the race, among them Laban Mutai, who boasts a personal best of 2hours, 08.01 min from 2012 Koln Marathon.

Others are Samuel Maswai with a Personal Best of 2.08.41 he recorded in 2013 Berlin Marathon, and Duncan Maiyo, with a personal best of 2.09.25.

Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop and Doris Chepkwemoi will compete in the women’s race. Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is Africa’s only IAAF Gold label marathon. 

According to the race organisers, last year’s winner of men’s 42km race, Ethiopia’s Asefa Mengstu Negewo, will return to defend his title. Last year, Negewo broke the course record, running the fastest marathon on South African soil.

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