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.
August 21, 2014
To strengthen its commitment to investing in endurance sports in South Africa, Old Mutual has joined the line-up of major sponsors of the Comrades Marathon for a 3-year period starting in 2015.
The Comrades Marathon Association invites every Comrades runner, stakeholder, volunteer and supporter to participate in the excitement of this iconic race with their 2015 campaign, ‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza’.
Says Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, General Manager of Old Mutual…
August 14, 2014
“‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza,”said chairman Macdonald Chitja at a prestigious media and elite runner launch for Comrades 2015 held at Monte Casino on Thursday. “We are pleased to unveil this years campaign and invite the nation to be a part of it. The 90th edition of this world-famous ultra-marathon promises to be the best one yet.”
The race, which was first held on 24 May 1921, (Empire Day),…
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…