WORLD MARATHON TOUR: SOUTH AFRICA

1997 CAPE TOWN MARATHON, SOUTH AFRICA: 3:10:08 (1997-02-21)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735852039903467

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/cape-town-marathon-south-africa-1997-02-21/

SOUTH AFRICA

Capital: Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein

Population: 48,7 million

Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

Famous people from South Africa:

Zola Budd (long-distance runner), Desmund Tutu (archbishop), John Maxwell Coetzee (Nobel Prize-winning author), Charlize Theron (actress), Miriam Makeba (singer), Dave Matthews (musician), Manfred Mann (musician), Nelson Mandela (president)

Fun facts about South Africa:

South Africa has a penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast (Simonstown) near the Cape.

South Africa has the longest wine route in the world, the R62 wine route.

The world’s first heart transplant was done in South Africa in 1967 by Dr Chris Barnard

South Africa has eleven official languages.

South Africa is the first country in Africa to build nuclear weapons, and voluntarily gave up its nuclear weapons.

More facts:

http://www.southafricaexplorer.co.za/articles/facts-about-south-africa.html