PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay, Updated Information, seeking African History IAAF Bronze Label Status

The PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay, takes place on September 27, 2014, commencing at Santos Caravan Park, Mosselbay, Western Cape South Africa, on 42.2km, 21km and 10km courses around the beautiful seaside town of Mossel Bay. The marathon and related events form part of the Mossel Bay Sports Festival 2014. A very strong contingent of African athletes, representing no less than 5 African countries, is expected to take to the start lines.

This year the event incorporates the ASWD 42.2km trials. The media launch is to be held on 14 August 2014, details to follow.

This race is strictly PRE-ENTRY. Late Entries will be taken on Friday 26 September from 14:00 to 21:00. Registration and collection of race packs on Friday 26 September from 14:00 to 21:00 & on Saturday 27 September 05:30 to 06:50. Fun Run entries on Saturday 27 September 2014 only. Enter online at

What is new in 2014:

· AIMS Certificates for all three of the (10/21/42) Routes

· Prize money for first male and female has been increased to R60000.00 each, and the total race purse over all events and categories nears R600000.00.

· IAAF Bronze Label status, this is a first for the African continent:-

· International elite field of at least 5 different nationalities

· IAAF downhill criteria of max 1/1000 // separation criteria of 50%

· AIMS Certified within the last 5 years

· Elite Runners must have recorded a performance in the 36 month period preceding the competition: 42.2km: Men 2:16, Women 2:38 / 21.1km: Men 1:04, Women 1:15 / 10km: Men 29.30, Women 37.00

· Branded Moisture Management shirts to the first 40 entries per race (10/21/42) – PetroSA approved the lumo yellow color option

· Branded Moisture Management shirt to all category prize winners – PetroSA approved the lumo yellow color option

· Goody bags to the first 1000 participants (5 items + foam peak + Modern Athlete magazine)

· R30,000 (R15,000 M + F) – Time Incentive Prize (Marathon Only) – 2:13 and 2:36

· R41,000 (ASWD Athletes Incentives) (10/21/42)

Results Information:

· 12 Apr 2008: M – Neo Molema 2:18.52 / F – Riana Van Niekerk 2:48.32 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:28.09

· 15 Aug 2009: M – Phillip Bandawe 2:15.08 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:40.30 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:28.50

· 14 Aug 2010: M – Phatlalla Mohloli 2:18.30 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:39.54 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:24.16

· 3 Sep 2011: M – Benedict Moeng 2:17.43 / F – Tabitha Tsatsa 2:38.09 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:35.48

· 29 Sep 2012: M – Benedict Moeng 2:14.16 / F – Peris Jepkorir 2:39.56 / SWD – Lindile Tokota 2:30.51

· 28 Sep 2013: M – Motsiebe Molefi 2:18.24 / F – Irene Loritareng 2:43.57 / SWD – Gurome Gelderbloem 2:41.17

Route Record: Benedict Moeng 2:14.16 (2012)

Announcer: Altus Schreuder

Cost of Entry:

42.2km: R75; 21.1km: R60; 10km: R50; 5km: R10: Temporary license: R30

Athlete Incentives (Marathon Only):

R30,000 towards “time” incentives. R15,000 male and female faster than the aforementioned times of 2:13 and 2:36 for M and F respectively. The 2013 winning times were 2h18 and 2h43

Amongst the Confirmed Invited Elite Athletes are some of Africa’s top long distance runners:

Sufa Chala – Ethiopia (M)

Marwa Dickson Mkami – Tanzania (M)

Simon Kipgnetich – Uganda (M)

Ghirmay Tikabo – Eritrea (M)

Amos Mayiyo Maindi – Kenya (M)

Additional Elite Runners (via Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and other Marathons): (Amongst those confirmed to attend on 23 Sep, will participate with Township Development Runners)

  • 21.1km: Benard Koech (M) from Kenya (PetroSAMArathon 1st Junior 2014)
  • 21.1km: David Barmasai Tump (M) – 2011 Winner of the DubaiMarathon, 5th IAAF World 42.2km Championships Personal Best 2h07
  • 21.1km: Marta Mekonen (W) from Ethiopia Personal Best 1h10
  • 42.2km: Wilson Kibet (M) from Kenya – 2014 2nd in Taipei International Marathon, 11th at PetroSA in 2013
  • 42.2km: Aurellia Rutto (W) from Kenya
  • 42.2km: Jascar Kanda (W) from Kenya
  • 42.2km: Gelane Senbete (W) from Ethiopia

Statement released by the #PetroSAMarathon ASWD Media Officer on 08 August 2014

For an interview, please contact:

· ASWD General Manager Michèle Jacobsz

o Tel: 044-8730023

o Fax: 086 716 4610

o E-mail:

o Skype: ASWD.michelle.jacobsz

o Web:


For more information, please contact Michèle Jacobsz on 083 44 22222

One Response to “PetroSA Marathon, Mossel Bay, Updated Information, seeking African History IAAF Bronze Label Status”

  1. Reblogged this on craigsathletes and commented:
    A Fantastic race that one has to run.

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