ABOUT HENDRICK RAMAALA

Hendrik Ramaala (born 2 February 1972) is a South African long-distance runner.

Education:

Ramaala is a law graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. He matriculated at St. Bede's secondary school in ga-Molepo area, Polokwane.

 

Running Career:

Ramaala holds the South African 10,000 m record of 27:29.94 which he set in Port Elizabeth on 22 February 1999.

He won the 2004 New York City Marathon and 2004 Mumbai Marathon. He also has two silver medals from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and 1999. In 2006 he also won the men's Great North and South Runs He is a two-time national champion in the 5.000 metres.

Other competition wins include the Belgrade Race Through History in 1997, the Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale in 1998, the Lisbon Half Marathon in 2001 and the Portugal Half Marathon in 2003. He has also competed in cross country running and won the Belfast International Cross Country meeting in 1999.

Ramaala holds the South African 10,000 m record of 27:29.94 which he set in Port Elizabeth on 22 February 1999.

He won the 2004 New York City Marathon and 2004 Mumbai Marathon. He also has two silver medals from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and 1999. In 2006 he also won the men's Great North and South Runs He is a two-time national champion in the 5.000 metres.

Other competition wins include the Belgrade Race Through History in 1997, the Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale in 1998, the Lisbon Half Marathon in 2001 and the Portugal Half Marathon in 2003. He has also competed in cross country running and won the Belfast International Cross Country meeting in 1999.

Ramaala holds the South African 10,000 m record of 27:29.94 which he set in Port Elizabeth on 22 February 1999.

He won the 2004 New York City Marathon and 2004 Mumbai Marathon. He also has two silver medals from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and 1999. In 2006 he also won the men's Great North and South Runs He is a two-time national champion in the 5.000 metres.

Other competition wins include the Belgrade Race Through History in 1997, the Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale in 1998, the Lisbon Half Marathon in 2001 and the Portugal Half Marathon in 2003. He has also competed in cross country running and won the Belfast International Cross Country meeting in 1999.

 

He won the 2004 New York City Marathon and 2004 Mumbai Marathon. He also has two silver medals from the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and 1999. In 2006 he also won the men's Great North and South Runs He is a two-time national champion in the 5.000 metres.

Other competition wins include the Belgrade Race Through History in 1997, the Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale in 1998, the Lisbon Half Marathon in 2001 and the Portugal Half Marathon in 2003. He has also competed in cross country running and won the Belfast International Cross Country meeting in 1999.]

Career Highlights:

SA Records: 

  • 10,000m - 27:29 

  • 21.1km - 59:20


Major Achievements: 

  • Winner - New York Marathon 2004

  • Winner - Mumbai Marathon 2004

  • 3 x Winner - Great North Run ('97 / '02 /'06)

  • 2 x 3rd place - London Marathon '05 / '06 (BP 2:06:55)

  • Winner - Lisbon Half 2001 

  • Winner - World Best 10km '01 and '02 

  • 2nd place - Two Oceans Marathon (56km) 2014

  • 2 x Silver Medallist - IAAF World Half Marathon Championships '98 / '99

  • 4 x Olympic Games - '96 / '00 / '04 / '08

  • 7 x IAAF World T/F championships participant

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