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 ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’ offers a challenging ultra marathon, a popular half marathon, a trail run and fun runs that the whole family can enjoy. The race will take place on Saturday 4 April 2015.
For more information, please download the pdf for the 2015 OMTOM Events Diary
The 2015 Race Results will be available soon after the event.
April 01, 2015
A novice becomes the last true amateur winner novice..
Just two days before the 1992 Comrades Marathon an announcement was made that the International sporting ban on South Africa was to be lifted, and speculation was rife that the country would have enough time to put a team into the Olympic in Barcelona three months later.
In effect these negotiations had been doing the rounds for years before, but the timing was…
March 30, 2015
It was stated in a previous post that the Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon was initiated in 1970 by Durban Savages runner, David Venter, as a training run for Comrades.
It was never truly intended as a ‘race’ and that advice remains for those seriously focusing on achieving their best at Comrades on 31 May this year. Only Westville’s Derek Preiss has won both the Two Oceans and Comrades mens races…
March 29, 2015
In many countries in the World the 90km distance would be considered more an extended marathon than an Ultra. These countries believe that ultras only begin at 100km.
Now 90km is only a ‘kick in the pants’ shorter than a 100km and the big five hills would certainly make this somewhat harder than a flatter 100km, and on the up run the 35km of constant climbing to Bothas Hill certainly takes…
March 26, 2015
Are the modern runners too slack? Has the 12 hour cut off destroyed Comrades?
The early Comrades finishers all received solid silver medals but as the numbers increased the medals were changed to reflect different performance standards.
In 1960 the number of entrants exceeded 100 for only the second time with only 80 finishers. Only the top 12 finished under the 7 hour 30 minute mark and another 28 achieved what would…