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Home >> Information >> Irvette van Zyl

Irvette van Zyl

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Name: Irvette van Zyl

Age: 28

 

Represented South Africa in the World XC Championships (2005), World Half-marathon Championships and Africa Southern Region Half-marathon Championships (both 2010), and Olympic Games Marathon (2012). She holds two SA junior records – for 15 km (see PBs) and 20 km (71:23, 2006).

Half-marathon PB:         70:56a, New York City Half Marathon 2011

                                  PB on a standard course: 71:09, SA Half Marathon 2010

2016:                           1st in George Claassen 10 km (33:30) & Johnson Crane Half Marathon (72:08; fastest ever inland time in SA)

2015:                           1st in Johnson Crane Half Marathon (74:48) & Ford Motor Corp Half Marathon (82:04)

                                  4th in Eastern Limb Mines Executive Mayor's Half Marathon (82:03)

                                  11th in Two Oceans Half Marathon (81:17) & Cape Town 12 OneRun 12 km (42:18)

                                  Placed as follows in the Spar Grand Prix Series: 9th in Port Elizabeth (34:49) & Durban (34:56) & 15th in Cape Town (36:28)

2014:                           1st in the following four races: Totalsports 10 km in Durban (33:49) & Stellenbosch (32:20), Mandela Day Marathon (2:47:15a CR) & Spar 10 km (Pretoria) (33:32)

                                  2nd in Tom Jenkins 10 km (35:22)

                                  4th in Spar 10 km (Johannesburg) (34:58) & 5th in Spar 10 km (Durban) (34:29)

                                  7th in Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon (74:24)

                                  10th in Spar 10 km (Port Elizabeth) (34:55)

                                  dnf Cape Town Marathon & Yokohama Marathon

2013:                           Won all twelve her races in early 2013: Tuks Half Marathon (77:28), Bronkhorstspruit 32 km (2:08:59), McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon (74:55), Varsity Kudus 15 km (54:39), George Claassen 10 km (34:55), Johnson Crane Half Marathon (78:52), ACE Half Marathon (81:28), Pretoria Half Marathon (78:13), Sunrise Monster 32 km (2:07:41), Dis-Chem Half Marathon (77:47), Edenvale Half Marathon (76:18) & Pirates Half Marathon (81:52); later also won PetroSA Half Marathon (77:22)

                                  3rd in Gauteng Half Marathon (77:06a) & Two Oceans Half Marathon (75:18)

                                  Placed as follows in the Spar Grand Prix Series: 3rd in Pretoria (34:21), 5th in Cape Town (33:59), 7th in Port Elizabeth (35:03) & 11th in Durban (35:50)

                                  10th in Lisbon Half Marathon (74:25) & London Marathon (2:31:26)

                                  14th in World 10 km (36:24) [not World Championships]

Other performances:      dnf Olympic Games Marathon 2012; 1st in SA 10 km 2012 (33:21); 2nd in SA T&F Championships 5000 m 2012 (16:25.89); 1st in six races in 2012, among them Dis-Chem Half Marathon (77:08) & Tough One 32 km (2:04:44); 13th in New York Mini 10 km 2012 (34:04); 16th in World’s Best 10 km 2012 (34:40); 18th in London Marathon (2:33:41) & New York City Half Marathon 2012 (72:36a); 1st in SA 10 km 2011 (34:03), also 1st in six other races, among them Dis-Chem Half Marathon (76:28 CR), George Claassen 10 km (34:34), McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon (77:26), Cape Town 10 km (33:20) & Sunrise Monster 32 km (2:12:28); won the Spar Grand Prix Series in 2011 after finishing as follows: 1st in Durban (32:50), Pretoria (34:55) & Johannesburg (34:22), 2nd in Port Elizabeth (33:38) & 4th in Bellville (34:28); 2nd in Two Oceans Half Marathon 2011 (72:04); 9th in New York City Half Marathon 2011 (70:56a); 13th in Freihofer’s Run for Women 5 km 2011 (16:35); 15th in Delhi Half Marathon 2011 (74:24); 17th in New York Mini 10 km 2011 (33:56); 49th in World Half Marathon 2010 (84:52); 1st in Africa Southern Region Half Marathon 2010 (76:54); 1st in SA T&F Championships 10000 m 2010 (34:20.17) & 4th in 5000 m (16:20.55); 1st in both SA 10 km (33:15) & SA Half Marathon (71:09) 2010; won fourteen other races in 2010, among them the Spar 10 km races in Durban (33:45), Pretoria (34:26) & Johannesburg (34:23), and Tough One 32 km (2:04:54); 2nd in Two Oceans Half Marathon 2010 (72:55); 1st in SA T&F Championships 10000 m 2009 (34:30.70) & 2nd in 5000 m (16:22.17); 34th in SA Half Marathon 2009 (86:03); 13th in SA 10 km 2007 (35:34); 26th junior in World XC Championships 6.15 km 2005 (22:24); 1st in SA Junior T&F Championships 5000 m 2005 (17:40.17) & 2nd in 3000 m (9:52.54); 2nd junior in SA XC Championships 6 km 2005 (22:08)

Other PBs:                    32:20 (2014), 51:06 (2002; still the SA junior record), 2:31:26 (2013); track: 16:04.82 (2011), 34:20.17 (2010)

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