Straight Running with Norrie Williamson: Cape Town Marathon may join the big leagues

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Running coach Norrie Williamson.
Running coach Norrie Williamson.
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GAME ON … THANKS SANLAM ...

Last week’s announcement that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been identified as one of two new candidates to join the six Abbott Major Marathon series is a major step forward for road running in South Africa and Africa as a whole. They continue to seek World Athletics Platinum Label status.

Africa provides 70 to 75% of the top-100 ranked women’s and men’s marathon racers, but has yet to have a marathon among the six Abbott major series races of London, Chicago, New York, Boston, Tokyo, and Berlin.

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