- The Soweto Marathon was once again attended by thousands of South Africans
- Hundreds more flocked to watch the excited runners this year
- Many took to social media to share their experiences as participants and spectators
The Old Mutual Soweto Marathon is still one of the most popular marathons in the country. It attracts huge crowds and things were no different this year. Thousands of runners gathered at the FNB Stadium to participate in what has become a South African tradition.
Hundreds more flocked to the streets to cheer on the participants. Soweto was lit with festivity. Most of the runners which enjoyed having the locals cheer for them. Social media users also took to platforms such as Twitter to cheer on the runners.
Twitter user Sechabamo_hapi said:
"Supporting my sister who is running 42km at the #SowetoMarathon My cooler bag & I will be on the sidelines for any medical assistance"
"Well done to everyone who conquered the people's race today! How was yours?#sowetomarathon2019 #SowetoMarathon"
Runners also took to social media to share their victories after having successfully completed the race. Twitter user Nthabimamabolo said:
"Covered the #SowetoMarathon for @Radio2000ZA today and I must say go monate go ithuta guys!! Learnt so much in a space of 3 hours!! Another FIRST for this baby girl..."
"Done did!!!! #SowetoMarathon"
"2 days, 2 Marathons completed, one personal best (3H10), 2 medals and a world of pain. #SowetoMarathon #KaapsehoopMarathon"
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