Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
16 Oct 2021
8:00 am

Road running — of all distances — set for bumper period

Wesley Botton

Organisers of the Cape Town Marathon are hoping to be among the top-flight Majors series in the next few years.

Gerda Steyn will be one of the big names running at Sunday's Cape Town Marathon. Picture: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images

Back in 2014, South Africa didn't have a single road running race which held World Athletics Label status. Now, seven years later, there are five of them. And while the Covid pandemic saw all events being suspended last year, the 2021 season is closing with a bag full of races in a domestic campaign which has become packed with international events. Following the return of the Nelson Mandela Bay Half-Marathon in Gqeberha in May, incorporating the SA Half-Marathon Championships, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be held on Sunday, with the event again hosting the national 42km championships. With organisers of...