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.
This year, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon consists of the following races:
Old Mutual Virtual Coach Norrie Williamson has designed customised training programmes specifically for athletes competing in the various Two Oceans Marathon. The programmes are tailored to help you achieve the finishing times you are aiming for. Visit the Training Centre to find out how the training programmes can help you achieve your race goals.
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
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…
April 04, 2013
Old Mutual is making the world’s most beautiful marathon also Africa’s best rewarded ultra marathon adding R1 million to the prize-money awarded to each of the winning male and female runner who breaks the record for the 56km ultra marathon in 2014.
The men’s record of 3:03:44 was set in 1988 by road running legend Thompson Magawana, while Frith van der Merwe set the women’s record a year later in…
April 04, 2013
Novice runner David Gatebe beat a highly competitive field at the 44th Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon today in a time of 03:08:54. Gatebe, who is a sporting officer at the Implats Mine in Rustenburg, says the strong winds did not play a major role in his run. “I decided to pull away from the other runners after about 34km and managed to keep ahead. It’s a great feeling…