Trail running events kick off Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2016



Cape Town, 17 September 2016 – Edwin Sesipi and Annamard Laubscher dominated the men’s and women’s events on Saturday to win the 22km Peace Trail run at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

With the trail events held a day before the road running races, Sesipi stole the show as the first contest of the weekend festival to take the men’s title in 1:30:37. He finished 22sec clear of second-placed runner Gladwin Mudzinganyanga, with Bernard Rukadza taking third place in 1:31:05.

Laubscher outclassed the women’s field to secure victory in 1:47:49, and Olivier Kopp ended second in 1:49:53.

In the 12km Peace Trail run, Andrew Louw earned the men’s title, crossing the finish line in 00:50:52.

Roneldo January took second position in 00:53:46 and Innocent Nyawose was a further 5sec off the pace in third position.

The women’s 12km contest was won by Carolyn Plateau who covered the challenging route in 01:04:19.

“Trail running is one of the fastest rising disciplines in athletics, and the popularity of the sport has been evident by the interest shown in today’s races,” said Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ambassador Elana Meyer. “Congratulations to all the athletes who took part today, and well done to everyone who was able to reach the finish.”

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