Various races formed part of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon weekend. Our ASICS athletes and FrontRunners performed valiantly on all fronts. Here are a few of the highlights:
10km PEACE RUN
Irvette van Zyl claimed victory in the women's category of the 10-kilometre Peace Run on Saturday 14 October. Her triumph was nothing short of inspiring, clocking an impressive 33 minutes and 56 seconds.
This remarkable feat not only secured her the winner's laurels but also set the stage for a triumphant comeback story. Her journey back from injury has not been easy.
As she caught her breath and embraced her hard-earned victory, Van Zyl couldn't help but share her elation with the world. "I'm over the moon to secure the win today," she exclaimed. "This course was a true test for me; the flat and fast terrain is always a challenge. But coming back from injury, I'm still working on regaining my speed. Today's performance is a testament to the progress I've made. To run pain-free and share the day with fellow runners is truly amazing!"
Irvette ran in the ASICS METASPEED™️ Sky+.
MEN'S CAPE TOWN TRAIL MARATHON
In the men’s 46-kilometre Cape Town Trail Marathon, Robbie Rorich finished third behind Daniel Classen and Kane Reilly. Classen came from sixth with a strong run through the return leg of the course. However, he left everything out on the route and collapsed over the finish line. Heat and dehydration had taken their toll, but had not prevented him from claiming victory. “It was tough out there,” Robbie said after the race. “The positive for me was that I had my rough moments out on the course. I came through them and was able to finish strong and feeling good about my efforts in the race.”
WOMEN'S CAPE TOWN TRAIL MARATHON
In the 22-kilometre women's race, Rebecca Kohne finished in second just behind Lijan Burger. “I hadn’t seen Rebecca [Kohne] for a while, so we ran together for the first bit,” Burger smiled. “Then she dropped me on the climb to the highest point of the course. I managed to keep her in sight and passed her when we hit the tar.”
Burger’s winning margin was 1 minute and 46 seconds, over Kohne. Her time was 1 hour, 48 minutes and 4 seconds, 6 minutes faster than her 2021 victory on a slightly different course. Shaen MacDevitt joined the pair on the podium, running home in just under 2 hours; 11 minutes and 12 seconds after the winner. Kohne conquered the trails in the ASICS FujiLite™️ 4.