Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
18 Sep 2021
8:00 am

Thousands of runners set to get the ball rolling in Cape Town

Wesley Botton

It was revealed this week that 10 000 people will be allowed to participate in next month's Cape Town Marathon, albeit under strict restrictions.

Stephen Mokoka, who took the men's race in 2018, is the only South African to have won the Cape Town Marathon since 2014. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

When it was relaunched in 2014, the Cape Town Marathon faced an uphill battle in an attempt to establish its place as the most popular and prestigious road race in the country. Seven years on, it is fitting that the event will lead the way in the return to mass participation sport. The race has come a long way in less than a decade. Though it was already an established event before 2014, the Cape Town Marathon was rebranded and given a significant financial boost from naming rights sponsor Sanlam. In addition, the hands-on support offered by two of the...