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April 10, 2017 The numbers say it all. This year the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will be run for the 48th time, while the half marathon will be run for the 20th time and Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the event celebrates its 18th year. What defines this event is long term commitment. For the past four years…
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April 10, 2017 Runners have one week left to be part of the 2017 Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 4 June. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the final week for its Substitution process is upon us. The process opened more than three weeks ago and runs until Friday, 14 April 2017. The Substitution Process allows for a…
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April 10, 2017 With less than two months to go to the 92nd Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Medical Convenor, Dr Jeremy Boulter has detailed the medical facilities that will be implemented for race day, Sunday – 4 June 2017. Boulter has stressed that although the following medical facilities will be provided by the CMA, runners can…
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April 05, 2017 Five passionate Comrades Marathon runners are aiming for their 40th Comrades finish at this year’s 92nd Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 4 June 2017. They are: Mike Cowling Wietsche van der Westhuizen Johann van Eeden Boysie van Staden Shaun Wood Three of these outstanding athletes will be embarking upon their 40th consecutive Comrades race, namely Mike, Wietsche and…
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March 29, 2017 All last year’s winners in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have confirmed they will be back to defend their titles in the 48th running of the event on Easter Saturday 15 April in the Mother City. Zimbabwean athlete Mike Fokoroni of Nedbank Running Club, who took the men’s Ultra Marathon title in 2016 in a…
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March 28, 2017 To ensure that the Ultimate Human Race is an inclusive event, major sponsor Old Mutual will be sponsoring the Old Mutual Comrades Underprivileged Runners Project over the Comrades weekend. The project has been a part of the world’s greatest footrace for the past 16 years. Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) General Manager, Chris Fisher says, “This has…
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March 15, 2017 As Sunday, 4 June 2017 looms closer, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has called on runners who were unable to enter the 2017 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2016) to use the opportunity to still be part of this year’s up-run through the Substitution process. Today is the second…
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March 13, 2017 The official 2017 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens tomorrow (14 March 2017). This means that runners who were unable to enter the 2017 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2016) now have an opportunity to still be part of the world’s most famous ultra-marathon on Sunday, 4 June 2017…
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March 10, 2017 Old Mutual Om die Dam Marathon raises funds for worthy causes The hashtag #Running4Girls is going to be running rampant at the 27th edition of Old Mutual Om Die Dam marathon. Running4girls is an initiative set up by the non-profit organisation Caring4Girls, in an effort to raise awareness of the sanitary needs of schoolgirls in South…
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March 06, 2017 The 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) has officially launched their #GOGREEN campaign – an anti-littering movement, coupled with a waste management plan that offers a sustainable way to collect and process the non-organic waste generated during race week. #GOGREEN was developed by Wildlands and is supported by Old Mutual, and aims to provide a…
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