We are delighted to announce the winner of our all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 Paris Marathon as 21-year-old Aaron Adams.

We at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, along with SANLAM & Asics, are delighted to announce that Capetonian Aaron Adams and his best friend will travel to Paris to compete in the 2017 Paris Marathon.


Aaron started running in 2010. After many years of track and field, he chose the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon for his debut marathon, commenting

My experience of running the Cape Town Marathon was a phenomenal one. Although my race did not go to plan as I did not achieve my goal that I had set aside for myself, I still thoroughly enjoyed the race. There were several times where I asked myself why I signed up, but all the pain and cramps were definitely worth it in the end. I will definitely run this race again; it was well organized and could compete with the top international races in the world.

My inspiration comes from The Century City Athletics team. The support system that we have within our club is incredible and honesty if it was not for them I would not even considered doing the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Running for me is achieving the goals that you have set out for yourself and once you have achieved it, set another one. The feeling of achieving something that you once thought was impossible for yourself to do, is surreal.”

The opportunity to travel overseas and visit Paris is something I could only have dreamed of in my wildest dreams. I want to thank SANLAM and Asics for giving me the opportunity of reaslising these dreams. And yes, if anyone asks me in future, I can honestly reply, “dare to dream because dreams do come true”. Thank you, Thank you.

Sarah Mundy Marketing Manager of ASICS South Africa commented,

ASICS South Africa would like to congratulate Aaron on winning the entry to the Paris Marathon. As one of the leading brands in running, we are excited to be able to provide a local South African runner with the opportunity to experience a top international road race which is also sponsored by ASICS.

This opportunity will give Aaron the possibility of experiencing the ultimate road running experience and we hope to be able to support him with leading technology performance products and our running services to ensure he ultimately achieves his own personal goals.”

We wish you both a safe trip, an injury free run, and we look forward to hearing about how you think the Paris Marathon compares to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon!

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon team is proud to be associated with SANLAM and Asics in this exciting initiative of making runners dreams a reality. We cannot wait to hear about Aaron’s experiences upon his return.