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Our Ambassadors

Two of South Africa’s most celebrated sporting greats, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer have joined forces to drive the vision of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon becoming one of the World Marathon Majors.


Elana Meyer

Determined to breathe fresh life into long-distance running in South Africa, Elana has turned her formidable, disciplined focus and energy to grow the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon into a prestigious global event.

Alongside her work as co-director of ENDUROCAD, Elana sees the realization of the goals of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathonas an ideal opportunity to inspire and fully support South Africa’s young, talented long-distance runners to achieve greatness.


Francois Pienaar

Once the inspirational rugby leader who stood by Nelson Mandela’s side to rouse an entire nation to unity, Francois, today, remains as committed as ever to bringing advancement to South Africa through sporting achievement.

His successful business, Advent Sport Entertainment and Media (Pty) Ltd is well-positioned to work with Western Cape Athletics and the City of Cape Town to stage and promote the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as Africa’s leading City Marathon.

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