This year’s Mall of the North Marathon was once again proof of the popularity of the event with well over 2 000 athletes competing in the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km categories. This excludes the hundreds of runners who competed in the 5km Fun Run.
A total of 560 athletes finished the 42.2km compared to 380 last year (47% growth). In the 21.2km a total of 680 (500 – 36% growth) athletes completed the race while 800 (530 – 51% growth) crossed the finish line in the 10km. The Marathon was won by Lutendo Maphoto in a time of 2:26.22. The first woman in the marathon is Tabitha Tsatsa in a time of 3:16.31.