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My Top 9 Landmarks for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (VIDEO)

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is taking place on Sunday, so if you’re running it for the first time, here’s photos and a little video of my Top 9 Landmarks along this epic route.

The Green Point Lighthouse

How many times have you run past the Green Point Lighthouse? It’s been an iconic landmark in Cape Town since 1824 and is South Africa’s oldest operational lighthouse.

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Do you know this iconic Cape Town landmark? The CTICC has been hosting events & conferences all year round since opening its doors in June 2003. It’s the first water point for those running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

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Table Mountain

Did you know Table Mountain is over 260 Million Years old, making it older than Mount Everest!

Another awesome fact is that runners of this years will get to experience this view if they sneak a peek behind them while running.

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The Rondebosch Common

Have you run around the Rondebosch Common? It’s an iconic meeting place for runners, walkers and cyclists alike in the Southern Suburbs and one of the only places in the world you can find the critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos.

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Dean Street Treats

Have you been tempted by the Dean Street treats? If you’re running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on the 18th of September, try not to sneak a treat before running another 15km, it won’t be worth it.

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Devils Peak from Woolsak Drive

Did you know that Devils Peak’s name is not 100% known, but the story of Jan van Hunk’s pipe smoking contest with the Devil is by far the my favorite.

The bridge where I took this photo is a great place to watch and support the runners in this years Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on Sunday.

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The Buitengragt Street Pedestrian Bridges

Did you know that since their installment in 2010, the two bridges crossing Buitengragt Street see around 4,500 pedestrians & runners crossing over per day? Nothing better than not having to worry about traffic while out running.

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Somerset Road

Somerset Road is the main thoroughfare through Green Point, and you’ll find some great restaurants, cafes and nightclubs along its route. It’s worth passing through again, but maybe a few days after the race.

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The Cape Town Stadium

The Cape Town Stadium was officially opened on 14 December 2009 by Cape Town Executive Mayor Alderman Dan Plato, and was host to a number of matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Watch the Video of my Top 9 Landmarks for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Now that you’ve seen my Top 9 Landmarks, watch the video where I take you through a virtual journey through the route of this years Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

For more information on the race, visit the official Sanlam Cape Town Marathon website.

For those running this weekend, Good Luck and Congrats in advance :)


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