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.
April 23, 2014
The annual pilgrimage to the Old Mutual Two Oceans is over and for many runners the focus is no on the 89th Comrades marathon, which is a down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
If you thought you suffered on the twist, turn, camber and steep down from Constantia Nek, then hold that thought because the 35km of down from Botha’s Hill will have your quads squealing for a week after comrades!
April 19, 2014
Lebenya Nkoka and Russian Nina Podnebesnova won the 45th edition of the Old Mutual Two oceans marathon but missed the course record and Million Rand incentive in the cool but windy conditions.
It was Ethiopian Ketema Tadese who led through the marathon in 2:19:45, with 15 seconds gap over the chase group of Hendrick Ramaala, 2010 winner Mabhutile Lebopo and Nkoka.
Cresting Constantia the Nkoka made his break and had opened a…
April 19, 2014
The first runner to cross the finish line in the hotly contested 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon was Lebenya Nkoka. Spurred on by the jubilant cheers of the large crowd gathered at the UCT sports fields, he completed the gruelling 56 km course in a winning time of 03:09:52.
He won R 250 000 in prize money, as did the women’s race winner, Nina Podnebesnova who clocked in at…
April 18, 2014
Old Mutual the sponsors of Saturday’s Two Oceans Marathon for the past 15 years, will be standing at the finish ready to hand over the R1million bonus if the men or women’s winner beat the current race records set over two decades ago.
Listen to Wilson Kipsang at the media conference here... 20140418 143825
World marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang believes that if the correct athlete has the correct approach the record can…