Old Mutual is committed to social development and investing in South Africa’s social fabric through sports and is involved in helping coordinate some of the toughest sporting events in the country.
Old Mutual sponsors a number of running events, including Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Old Mutual Om die Dam. These events contribute to promoting unity, celebrating diversity and stimulating growth and education.
The Old Mutual running portal is a community platform created for athletes to interact, ask questions through the forum and find race information. With the help of Old Mutual virtual coach, Norrie Williamson, Old Mutual has created customised training programmes,designed to help athletes achieve their target finish times.
May 19, 2013
Student track star, Jeromy Andreas sprinted to his first senior SA 10km road championship title in Durban (Sunday) in 29 minutes three seconds.
The middle distance University of Johannesburg athlete was the only man in the USSA Student team of three, and had been overlooked by Central Gauteng selectors, who had first call on his service, but stole the day with a 200m finishing sprint that opened 15 metres over Namakoe…
May 10, 2013
South African ultra-runner Johan van der Merwe has broken the African 48 hour record during the EMU 48 hour and 6-day race in Balatonfured Hungary
The Polokwane-based runner completed 333.02kms in just over 46 hours. This was one kilometre more than the African record set by Namibian Johannes Gawaxamab in 2001 in the Ruimsig 6 day race. The South African was leading the race at the time, as he is competing…
May 03, 2013
The Old Mutual Coach caught up with the 2012 Comrades Marathon champion on Thursday.
Comrades winner Ludwick Mamabola was born in Limpopo in April 1977 and changed from being a soccer player to a runner in late 1999.
He has a long pedigree of sport excellence with his father a quality sprinter and his grandfather, Titus Mamabola, one of the world's top marathon runners in his day.
In 2002 Mamabola ran and won his…
May 03, 2013
Ludwick Mamabola received the letter of judgement from South Africa Institute of Drug Free Sport late this week and on Friday received confirmation that he will be presented with the R300,000 first prize money and gold medal from the Comrades Marathon Association.
Mamabola was initially presented with the winners trophy and his gold medal on the Monday following the 2012 down run, but a few days later he was provisionally suspended…