Editor/Author and photographer

George Apri

Hundreds of athletes from across South Africa participated in the Langebaan Country Estate Marathon on Saturday, March 14, 2020, which took place in fantastic weather.

It was also the last major event on the west coast before the government stopped all sporting events from Thursday 19 March, due to the COVID – 19 Coronavirus currently affecting the world’s nations.

Picture 1
Ben Masito finishes the 42km marathon in style.

Ben Matiso won the 42km Langebaan Country Estate West Coast Marathon in a time of 02: 29: 24 hours for senior men. The Murray & Roberts Western Province Athletic Club (WPA) athlete was followed by Michael Hodgson of Harfield Harriers in a time of 2:35:45.. Third on the finish line was Siviwe Nkombi of Murray and Robberts (WPA) and his time was 02:37:16.

The 42km senior women’s marathon was won by Kerryn Armstrong of the Atlantic Athletic Club in a time of 03:05:23. The second was the winner’s teammate Jana Van Houwelingen, and her time was 03:16:33 Third was Someleze Mabele in a time of 03: 27: 3, and she is a member of Correctional Services WP.

Picture 2 

Kerryn Armstrong is accompanied by the race bike in the first place in the 42km marathon for the woman.

Picture 3

These women won the Langebaan Country Estate 21km Female Weskus Marathon

(The woman not in the following order on the picture.)

1 – Leanda du Bruyn  (26years) 01:20:10 Atlantic AC
2 – Christelle Hattingh (36 years) 01:29:05 Multi-Sports Maniacs
3 – Nomvuyisi Seti (39 years) 01:30:58 Retail Capital Langa
4 – Yvonne Steenkamp (23 years) 01:31:02 Durbanville AC
5 – Madel du Plessis (31 years) 01:33:54 Nedbank Running Club WP

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