The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon attracts the cream of local and international athletes, offering a tough challenge against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. It has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes. The 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will take place on Saturday, 15 April.
2015 race results
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2017
12-14 April 2017: Expo Dates
Ultra Marathon – Entries are closed
Half Marathon – Ballot system process
Trail Run 12km – 10h00 : 1 December 2016
Trail Run 22km – 11h00 : 1 December 2016
Fun Runs – Entry opens 16 January 2017
Substitution entries for all races except the Fun Run will take place on from the 9 January until 6 March 2017.
November 29, 2016
Trail snakes can officially go on standby, as online entries for the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs will open at 10am (12km) and 11am (24km) respectively on Thursday, 1 December 2016.
Runners can choose between the 12km route – a perfect race for trail novices – and the 24km run that caters for fit and experienced trail runners.
It will be the eighth year that this popular event is held…
April 26, 2016
Comrades counting down - some interesting little snippet for those on the start line:
The race commences around 665m above sea level and drops overall to Durban making it an 'assisted' race 0.73% drop which is over 7 times the allowable for a recognised course - The the distance is obviously A to B and outside the 50% separation allowance for 'distance national / international records' --
That said it would sound…
April 23, 2016
The 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c kicked into race mode on a blustery day for riders. Day 2 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c is when the real racing starts at the nine-day, 900km event. After a neutral first day, riders crank into a higher gear for the 93km from Frankfort to Reitz, and for the remaining seven days.
Weather conditions on Day 1 were near perfect for a casual meander through the…
April 19, 2016
The two characteristics of the Comrades Winners are that they possess great endurance and good top end speed.
The third talent and skill is their ability and discipline to share our their energy and effort over the length of the Comrades route. This however we will discuss in another post closer to the Great day.
These characteristics are seen in elite runners at every distance from 5km upwards, but the terms endurance…