19 April 2014 by Roy Barford

Two Oceans Marathon 2014 results: Lebenya Nkoka takes the win

More than 27 000 runners took part in the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon and Half Marathon on a sunny Saturday in Cape Town.

two oceans marathon 2014 nkoka Lebenya Nkoka wins the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon. Photo courtesy Two Oceans Marathon

Nkoka crossed the line to generous applause at the University of Cape Town after his sterling effort. He didn't manage to beat the course record of 3:03:44, which was set by Thompson Magawana in 1989, as strong winds at the start of the race slowed competitors down.

The women's race was won by Nina Podnebesnova of Russia in a time of 3:40:06. Shitaye Debellu from Ethiopia was second and Elena Nurgalieva from Russia was third.

Runners getting great encouragement from spectators along the route. Image courtesy of Guy McDonald

The 56km Two Oceans Marathon is widely referred to as the world's most beautiful marathon because of the scenery that the route passes through. Some of the highlight landmarks runners and spectators enjoy are Fish Hoek, Noordhoek Village, Chapman’s Peak, Constantia Nek, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Union Avenue, which takes runners to the finish at the University of Cape Town.

Stephen Mokoka won the 21km half marathon in a time of 1:04:16, followed by Joel Mmone (1:04:29) and Sibabalwe Mzazi (1:04:29). The women's half marathon was won by Lebo Phalula (1:14:00), with Rene Kalmer (1:14:23) finishing second and Gezashigh Gemeda (1:15:02) third.

Read more about the Two Oceans Marathon.

For full Two Oceans Marathon 2014 results, visit the official race website.

Action from the 21km half marathon. Image by Tara Turkington
Spectators making some noise to keep runners going. Image by Tara Turkington
How about it? Image by Emily Thiel

2014 Two Oceans Marathon supporters

Supporters at the Two Oceans Half Marathon 2014 near Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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