JOHANNESBURG – Elroy Gelant is not thinking about a particular placing at the Cape Town Marathon, which will also double up the Athletics South Africa 42.2km Championships.
Instead, the Boxer Athletic Club superstar has his sights set on running a particular time and will be happy to achieve that, his positioning in the race notwithstanding.
“I have set my own target time. I want to run 2:08 or 2:09 on the day, and see where that time is going to put me in terms of position,” Gelant said as he looked ahead to the 15 September race.
Achieve his target and Gelant will most probably be in the top 10 if not win the race, which has a current course record of a 2hr 8min 31sec (2:08.31) set by Stephen Mokoka last year.
The defending champion will sit this one out as he will be at the world championships in Doha representing South Africa.