Kenya’s Lydia Simiyu wins 2021 Cape Town Marathon
ATHLETICS By Robert Abong'o | October 17th 2021
Debutant Lydia Simiyu from Kenya has clinched victory at the 2021 Cape Town Marathon after crossing the line in 2:25:41.
Compatriot Lucy Karimi finished second in 2:25:53, 16 seconds before Ethiopian Aynalem Teferi (2:26:09).
18 Kenyan athletes featured in the 8th edition of the marathon on Sunday, October 17, after last year’s race was suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
And it’s Kenya 1-2 as debutant Lydia Simiyu earns the biggest pay check of her career as she dropped Karimi with 1km, crossing the line in 2:25.41 with Karimi in second in 2:25.53. Teferi 3rd 2:26.09 and Steyn 4th 2.26.22. #SanlamCapeTownMarathon pic.twitter.com/wUhyyMYAGi — Cape Town Marathon (@CTMarathon) October 17, 2021
“I would like to thank the organisers of the 2021 Cape Town Marathon. I am happy and was well prepared. My plan was to run a Personal best of 2:22 minutes. I will continue to train hard,” said an elated Simiyu after the race.
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