JOHANNESBURG, 3 November 2019 

On Sunday 3 November 2019, the 26th Soweto Marathon successfully hosted 40 000 runners from far and wide across the three distances of 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km.

South Africa’s biggest one day road running event started and finished at FNB Stadium on another scorching Summer Sunday. It was Nedbank Running Club who bagged the majority of the honours, taking first and second in the men’s marathon as well as 1 through 6 in the women’s 42.2km.


Soweto Marathon Trust Chairman Sello Khunou says he’s delighted with another successful People’s Race;

“Once again the Soweto Marathon team came together to deliver a fantastic day, celebrating all that is great about South Africa. Spirits were certainly high post the Springboks Rugby World Cup victory, and I trust that this race did not disappoint. A huge thank you to all the runners who ‘laced up and conquered their hard’ as well as those who supported!” 




1: Debeko Dakamo Dasa –            Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                            2:18:35

2: David Maru –                              Nedbank Running Club (Kenya)                               2:18:48

3: Refera Merga Madesa –            (Ethiopia)                                                                     2:18:57



1. Irvette van Zyl –                          Nedbank Running Club (South Africa)                     2:34:01

2. Selam Abere Alebachew –        Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                            2:45:54

3. Gadise Getachew Bekele –       Nedbank Running Club (Ethiopia)                            2:48:19



1.Elroy Gelant –                              Boxer Athletic Club (South Africa)                           1:04:53

2. Joel Mohau    –                          Nedbank Running Club (South Africa)                     1:05:50

3. Namakoe Nkhasi –                     Nedbank Running Club (Lesotho)                            1:05:58



1. Caroline Mhandu –                    Maxed Elite (Zimbabwe)                                           1:20:58

2. Rudo Mhonderwa –                   Nedbank Running Club (South Africa)                     1:22:06

3. Diana Lebo Phalulu –                 Boxer Athletics Club (South Africa)                         1:23:27




  1. Desmond Mokgobu –      Olifantsfontein Athletics Club (South Africa)                             0:30:38
  2. Mbuleli Mathanga –        Phantane Athletics Club (South Africa)                                  0:31:04
  3. Samuel Clijimpi Moloi –  Bedfordview Country Club (South Africa)                              0:31:12



  1. Glenrose Xaba –               Boxer Athletics Club (South Africa)                                        0:33:58
  2. Emma Pallant –                 BMC Vifit Triathlon (Great Britain)                                         0:36:05
  3. Diana-Rose Phalula –       Johannesburg Athletics Club (South Africa)                             0:38:27


Soweto Marathon Trust (SMT) would like to thank our sponsors and partners, Old Mutual, Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, City of Joburg, Rand Water, Sowetan, among others, for their contribution, support and participation.

Hip Hop 411

View all posts

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our Next Event

Hip-Hop 411 is a full service media production agency that is focused on content creation for social media, web TV and television. Hip-Hop 411 is passionate about creating content that displays the best of what the South Africa, African, and the global pop culture has to offer, giving young creatives a platform to showcase their talents and the rest of the world a unique and authentic South African experience. The company specialises in pre-production, production, post production, events, music and all visual and audio content. Hip-Hop 411 is 100% black owned and prides itself in using the latest in digital and visual effects technology available on the market to give the best visual experience.

Find out more