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Veterans reign at 23rd Sasol Marathon

Date: 
04 February 2017

Sasolburg, South Africa – Experience triumphed at the 23rd Sasol Marathon on 4 February 2017 when the first and second positions in the ladies marathon were won by veterans. Julanie Basson from Johannesburg, won the women’s marathon title in 3:09:51 and Kashmira Pharboo (Lenasia) was second in 3:13:40. The third veteran lady to win her race was reigning Comrades champion, Charné Bosman from Johannesburg, who won the 10km in 37:36.

Two other veterans to win podium positions in the open categories, were the three time winner of the Sasol Marathon, William Mokwalakwala from Sebokeng, who came second in 2:29:14 during the men’s marathon, and Lindiwe Mthombeni from Sasolburg who was third in the 10km race in 43:55.

Two Lesotho athletes excelled at the Sasolburg Marathon with Teboho Lejaha successfully defending his Sasol Marathon title in 2:27:35 and Lesotho’s queen of road running, Mamorallo Tjoka winning the 21.1km half marathon in an excellent 81:24.

The men’s half marathon was won by Pita Makhoali from Bloemfontein in 68:13, while

Michael Mazibuko from Bloemfontein won the men’s 10km race in 30:01.

Allotted the best marathon in the Free State in 2016 by Athletics Free State, this Two Oceans and Comrades qualifier is most popular for its fast, flat route with gradual gradients. The route takes athletes through the residential, industrial and commercial precincts of Sasolburg. Apart from the different distances that cater for 42.2km; 21.1km and 10km races, the popular 4.9km fun run attracts all levels of fitness, even two grandmothers pushing babies in strollers.

According to Mandi Marlin from Alberton who participated in the marathon, “everything was perfect; collecting numbers, marshals, water points and facilities. Top class!!”.

“It was a privilege for me to start the 23rd Sasol Marathon this morning. Apart from attracting about 2 200 top national and international athletes to our town, the Sasol Marathon promotes a healthy lifestyle in our communities with 300 fun runners joining us for the 4.9km event,” said Louis Fourie, Senior Vice President: Sasol’s Sasolburg Operations.

The Sasol Marathon 2017 was again hosted in collaboration with the Sasolburg Athletics Club, and Athletics Free State.

23rd Sasol Marathon results, 4 February 2017

10km

Men

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Michael Mazibuko

Temporary licence

30:01

2nd

Simon Sibeko

Sibanye Gold

31:35

3rd

Puseletso Mofokent

Temporary licence

31:42

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

Simon Mpholo

Nedbank

32:21

2nd

Jacob Mazibuko

Bidvest

35:59

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Karl Gopper

Temporary licence

44:30

2nd

JD Theron

Vitality

51:43

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Aloysius Eybers

Brotherhood

48:48

2nd

Leon Mostert

Sasol

53:54

Great Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Willie Meintjies

Secunda

95:03

Juniors

 

 

 

1st

Gcinimuza Mokoena

Sibanye Gold

31:50

2nd

 Pule Sibeko

Sibanye Gold

32:54

 

Women

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Charné Bosman

Nedbank

37:36

2nd

Jeanette Mckenzie

Nedbank

40:30

3rd

Lindiwe Mthombeni

Sasolburg Athletics Club

43:55

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

Charné Bosman

Nedbank

37:36

2nd

Lindiwe Mthombeni

Sasolburg Athletics Club

43:55

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Erica Hamilton

Vaal Athletics Club

48:49

2nd

Monica Reis

Roodepoort Athletics Club

51:49

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Martie Voges

Arcelor Mittal

64:00

Great Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Annetjie Jonk

Harmony Striders

83:07

2nd

Phyllis Maartens

Born 2 Run

94:47

Juniors

 

 

 

1st

Meghan van Deventer

Arcelor Mittal

46:40

2nd

Xena Gouws

Roodepoort

58:32

21.1km

Men

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Pita Makhoali

Rand Water

68:13

2nd

Derocious Makhobalo

Nedbank

69:31

3rd

Kabelo Melamu

KPMG

70:02

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

Thabo Mashigo

Vultures

76:27

2nd

Kheledi Molete

MiWay

84:13

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Ian Morshead

Boksburg

89:42

2nd

Victor Malejoane

SAPS FS

93:12

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

André Jansen

GS

94:31

2nd

John Woodnutt

Morningside

95:20

Great Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Koos de la Rey

Sasolburg Athletics Club

2:00:25

Juniors

 

 

 

1st

1 Itumeleng Sesiko

RandMark

72:27

2nd

Andrew Xaba

Alberton

2:31:31

 

Women

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Mamorallo Tjoka

Temporary licence

81:24

2nd

Kenilwe Sesing

KPMG

85:24

3rd

Andronika Mokgotla

Nedbank

88:01

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

Salome Cooper

Born 2 Run

88:06

2nd

Amanda van der Westhuizen

Arcelor Mittal

1:48:34

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Sarah Mahlangu

Ricoh

1:42:44

2nd

Catherine Naane

Sibanye Gold

1:47:19

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Marietjie Olën

Arcelor Mital

2:04:56

2nd

Eliza Kempen

Arcelor Mittal

2:09:47

42.2km

Men

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Teboho Lejaha

Nedbank

2:27:35

2nd

William Mokwalakwala

MiWay

2:29:14

3rd

Chiyembekezo Jamali

32Gi

2:31:21

4th

David Ramafothle

MiWay

2:32:59

5th

Reginald Ngobese

Rockies

2:33:15

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

William Mokwalakwala

MiWay

2:29:14

2nd

Raphael Tladi

Ricoh

2:53:13

3rd

Tsietsi Mokoena

Nedbank

2:54:12

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Reginald Ngobese

Rockies

2:33:15

2nd

Paulus Mofokeng

Nedbank

3:13:57

3rd

Alan Coulter

Krugersdorp

3:19:11

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Don Charles

Nedbank

3:26:46

2nd

Jeffrey Gcelu

UBank

3:28:04

3rd

Sonny Leopeng

RAC

3:30:17

 

Women

Name

Team

Time

Open

 

 

 

1st

Julanie Basson

Born 2 Run

3:09:51

2nd

Kashmira Pharboo

Lenasia

3:13:40

3rd

Natasha Gorrie

Randburg

3:16:47

4th

Katy van Meter

KPMG

3:20:53

5th

Marina Scholtz

Lewensentrum

3:24:52

Veterans

 

 

 

1st

Julanie Basson

Born 2 Run

3:09:51

2nd

Kashmira Pharboo

Lenasia

3:13:40

3rd

Anele Vorster

Green Mile

3:35:08

Masters

 

 

 

1st

Rita van Wyk

Boksburg

3:47:30

2nd

Marie Bruwer

Arcelor Mittal

3:49:52

3rd

Elsabe Aucamp

Arcelor Mittal

3:59:58

Grandmasters

 

 

 

1st

Judith van Dyk

Alberton

4:41:46

2nd

Sandra Meyer

Harmony Striders

4:42:42

3rd

Kim Roberts

Kudus

4:51:41

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