CAPE TOWN – This year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be under close scrutiny by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), as the annual event aims to better its already-strong participant and spectator appeal by applying for the federation’s new Platinum Label status.
The marathon, which takes place on Sunday 15 September, is currently the only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon in Africa.
“When you run in an IAAF Road Race Label event, you get to experience an event run on truly world-class best-practice principles,” says Olympian long-distance runner and race ambassador Elana van Zyl-Meyer.
“Not only does an IAAF Road Race Label event offer an excellent runner, spectator and media experience, it also yields great benefits for the development of the sport and helps fight the scourge of doping in sport.”
The new IAAF Platinum Label will be granted from 2020 to races meeting a full set of new requirements and regulations.