Modern Athlete Magazine Issue 134, October 2020 Issue 134, October 2020 - Page 12

ROAD RUNNING

Oh So Close !

So what do you do when you ’ ve shattered the Comrades Marathon women ’ s record , won the Two Oceans Marathon in near-record time looking fresh as a daisy , and posted the fastest marathon time by a South African woman in years ? You go after the SA Marathon record , of course … and you don ’ t let a global pandemic get in the way . That ’ s what Gerda Steyn did in the recent London Marathon , and if it weren ’ t for the cold , wet conditions , she may just have achieved her goal , but she says that record is still very much in her sights .
– BY SEAN FALCONER
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