Nedbank Running Club Athletes Dominates the Soweto Marathon
November 4, 2019  

On Sunday 3 November 2019, the 26th Soweto Marathon successfully hosted 40 000 runners from far and wide across the three distances of 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km.

South Africa’s biggest one day road running event started and finished at FNB Stadium on another scorching Summer Sunday. It was Nedbank Running Club who bagged the majority of the honours, taking first and second in the men’s marathon as well as 1 through 6 in the women’s 42.2km.

Soweto Marathon Trust Chairman Sello Khunou says he’s delighted with another successful People’s Race;

“Once again the Soweto Marathon team came together to deliver a fantastic day, celebrating all that is great about South Africa. Spirits were certainly high post the Springboks Rugby World Cup victory, and I trust that this race did not disappoint. A huge thank you to all the runners who ‘laced up and conquered their hard’ as well as those who supported!”

2019 RESULTS:

42.2KM MARATHON: MENS:

1: Debeko Dakamo Dasa -             Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                              2:18:35

2: David Maru -                                 Nedbank Running Club (Kenya)                                  2:18:48

3: Refera Merga Madesa -             (Ethiopia)                                                                            2:18:57

 

42.2KM MARATHON WOMENS:

1. Irvette van Zyl -                             Nedbank Running Club (South Africa)                       2:34:01

2. Selam Abere Alebachew -         Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                              2:45:54

3. Gadise Getachew Bekele -        Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                              2:48:19

 

21.1KM HALF MARATHON MENS:

1.Elroy Gelant -                                  Boxer Athletic Club (South Africa)                              1:04:53

2. Joel Mohau    -                             Nedbank Running Club (South Africa)                       1:05:50

3. Namakoe Nkhasi -                       Nedbank Running Club (Lesotho)                               1:05:58

 

21.1KM HALF MARATHON WOMENS:

1. Caroline Mhandu -                      Maxed Elite (Zimbabwe)                                                1:20:58

2. Rudo Mhonderwa -                     Nedbank Running Club (Zimbabwe)                          1:22:06

3. Diana Lebo Phalulu -                   Boxer Athletics Club (South Africa)                            1:23:27

 

 

10KM MENS:

  1. Desmond Mokgobu -      Olifantsfontein Athletics Club (South Africa)                          0:30:38
  2. Mbuleli Mathanga -         Phantane Athletics Club (South Africa)                                     0:31:04
  3. Samuel Clijimpi Moloi -   Bedfordview Country Club (South Africa)                                 0:31:12

 

1OKM WOMENS:

  1. Glenrose Xaba -                 Boxer Athletics Club (South Africa)                                            0:33:58
  2. Emma Pallant -                  BMC Vifit Triathlon (Great Britian)                                             0:36:05
  3. Diana-Rose Phalula -        Johannesburg Athletics Club (South Africa)                            0:38:27

 

Soweto Marathon Trust (SMT) would like to thank our sponsors and partners, Old Mutual, Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, City of Joburg, Rand Water, Sowetan, among others, for their contribution, support and participation.