“Peace begins with a smile…” – Mother Teresa
There were many smiling faces today as thousands of runners took to the streets of Cape Town to complete the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 10km Peace Run.
The route was fairly flat and the scenery was amazing on a beautiful spring morning with The Cape Town Stadium and Table Mountain as your backdrop running along the Seapoint Promonade and past the Waterfront.
The front runners took this run seriously not a peaceful situation at all I just past about the 4 km mark when I saw the leading lady run past on her way back to the finish point wow talk about speed freaks :-D…and I mean that in a good way.
The main attraction was ofcourse the Marathon 42km through Cape Town broadcast live on SABC TV, the airial shots of Cape Town are always stunning, this is why it is on of the top tourist destinations.
The Marathon attracted about 4500 runners top local and international athletes vying to be confirmed as the winner it was Willy Kibor from Kenya, who crossed line first as the official male WINNER of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon with a fantastic time of 2h10m45s
Messeret from Nedbank Sport was the first Lady across the finish line in a time of 2h:31mins.
This was a beautiful run and one day it will be in the same league as the Boston and London Marathons when that day comes maybe I’ll be the front runner haha :-D…but with the times these athletes are running wow its scary I won’t be surprised if the City Of Cape Town traffic department hand out speed fines to runners tomorrow.
Welldone to everyone who competed and those who came to support thatcis what makes road running special a great event well organised.
Cape Town We Love You.