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Tougieda’s Triumph

Tougieda’s Triumph

21 hours ago - As she made the final turn at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Tougieda Allie felt a sudden sense of relief and joy that made her burst into tears as soon as she reached that blue-carpeted finis...
The Legend of Zoo Lake

The Legend of Zoo Lake

29 November 2018 - If legendary athlete Hendrick Ramaala’s hard work as a coach and mentor pays off, South African middle and long distance athletes will someday be able to challenge the North African athletes ...
The Man with 9 Toes

The Man with 9 Toes

07 November 2018 - Toes are important to maintaining your balance, and even more so to running, so when top trail runner Imran Paya lost a toe in a freak accident just over a year ago, he thought his running days wer...
Carrying the Cause

Carrying the Cause

23 October 2018 - When it comes to setting goals, most runners aim for a specific race, time or medal, but Karoline Hanks has a different goal, to convince runners to think about their use of single-use plastic sach...
Making Every Step Count

Making Every Step Count

19 October 2018 - With camera in hand, Hassiem Fisher loves exploring the trails around Cape Town and revelling in the joy that running gives him, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was not able to run at all. ...
The Challenor Genes

The Challenor Genes

18 October 2018 - They may still be young, but Nix, Rylee and Tao Challenor are definitely following in the footsteps of their running mom, Jenna Challenor. – BY SEAN FALCONER When 11-year-old Rylee Chall...
In Memory of Munchie

In Memory of Munchie

23 August 2018 - Three years ago well known back-of-pack runner Keith Solomon lost his great running friend Malcolm Marks, and every step he runs these days is in memory of their incredible friendship. – BY P...
The Ethiopian Leprechaun

The Ethiopian Leprechaun

11 July 2018 - Cape Town-based Ethiopian astrophysicist Kamil Suleiman ran the recent London Marathon with a most unusual record in his sights. – BY PJ MOSES Kamil believes that everything is possible,...
Meet the Running Mann

Meet the Running Mann

20 June 2018 - In the May edition we featured one of Stuart Mann’s humorous blogs about his quest to complete 100 unique marathons, so this month we decided to show you a bit more of his unique take on thin...
Marathons, Memories and Beer!

Marathons, Memories and Beer!

20 June 2018 - With a passion for running, exploring, drinking beer and having fun, Shawn Combrink travels the world in search of new adventures, and along the way he has put together an impressive running streak...
Real Runners

Real Runners

23 May 2018 - During the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, I did a quick filmed interview for a social media platform and was asked where I would be supporting the runners during the ultra, as a vibe point co...
No Looking Back

No Looking Back

08 May 2018 - As Gerda Steyn pulled up next to Polish race leader Dominika Stelmach-Stawczyk around the 45km mark of the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, she did something that had many a pundit thinking bac...
Running from Depression

Running from Depression

10 April 2018 - After her father committed suicide in 2008 due to severe depression, Zanele Hlatshwayo turned to running to help her through the heartache and her own depression. Now this ultra-marathon runner is ...
A Life Lived with Purpose

A Life Lived with Purpose

05 April 2018 - She was the victim of a brutal attack and shocking loss that would have left most people devastated, but instead it made Caroline Peters more determined to make a positive change in her own life, a...
Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

22 March 2018 - Having recently finished her first Ironman 70.3 race in East London, Rogeema Kenny has not just done something she once thought she couldn’t do, she’s done something that many people sa...
What a Year!

What a Year!

09 November 2017 - If there is one runner likely to agree with the old saying that “life begins at 40,” it is Ulrica Stander, especially given the amazingly successful year the 43-year-old Capetonian has ...
The Man from Morocco

The Man from Morocco

26 October 2017 - Some 23 years ago, Youssef Kanouni followed his running dreams from Morocco’s northern mountainous region to the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The quiet man with an iron resolve n...
Loving the Trails

Loving the Trails

26 October 2017 - Multi-stage trail running events continue to grow in popularity throughout South Africa, but understandably, they are usually substantially more expensive than single-day running events, as the ent...
Danette’s Unique Treble

Danette’s Unique Treble

13 September 2017 - Winning a national title on the road is a fantastic achievement for an athlete. Winning a national title on trail is just as fantastic. Then you get the ultra-marathons, and earning a gold medal in...
Stubbornly Steadfast

Stubbornly Steadfast

13 September 2017 - One of the most remarkable things about running is that it is a great leveller: You could just as easily find yourself running next to the CEO of an international company in your next race, or a ga...
Jet-fuelled Jenna

Jet-fuelled Jenna

18 May 2017 - One of the highlights of the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was Jenna Challenor finishing second overall and first South African in the women’s race, in her debut ultra-marathon, but few...
Wöstmann Retains Om Die Dam Title

Wöstmann Retains Om Die Dam Title

20 March 2017 - Defending Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra women’s champion Caroline Wöstmann clinched her second consecutive win in the country’s largest inland ultra-marathon in Hartbeespoort on Satu...
2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Substitution Entries Are Closing Soon

2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Substitution Entries Are Closing Soon

01 March 2017 - Runners still hoping to secure their place in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have until Monday, 6 March 2017 to secure a substitution entry. The substitutions process allows a runner to of...
Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

Final chance to secure a 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon entry

06 January 2017 - Runners who still wish to secure their place in the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have been thrown a final life line. Substitution entries will open on 9 January 2017, and runners who can no ...
Garmin the Official Technical Product Sponsor for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Garmin the Official Technical Product Sponsor for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

16 November 2016 - Garmin Southern Africa, the global leader in GPS lifestyle technology, are proud to announce their partnership with the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, as the Official Technical Product Sponso...
2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon - Club Ballot Application Process

2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon - Club Ballot Application Process

12 October 2016 - 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon has changed to a ballot application process. If you belong to a South African Running Club, follow the steps below to apply online between the 1 and 10 Nove...
Two Oceans Half Marathon Adopts Ballot Application Process

Two Oceans Half Marathon Adopts Ballot Application Process

19 September 2016 - After months of planning and deliberation, the Two Oceans Marathon NPC has announced a new entry process for the Half Marathon, which will move from the usual online entry procedure to the introduc...
Entries Open for Oceans 2017!

Entries Open for Oceans 2017!

08 September 2016 -  Entries for the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon are open! Entries for next year’s race opened on Thursday, 1 September 2016 and with only 11000 entries available, we trust you...
Caroline Makes Two Oceans History Again

Caroline Makes Two Oceans History Again

30 March 2016 - With just under 3km to go in the 2016 Old Mutual Two oceans Marathon, Tanith Maxwell must have thought she had done enough to win the women’s title, having led for much of the race, then bein...
From Gardening to Olympics

From Gardening to Olympics

17 March 2016 - Thulani Sibisi lined up for the 1986 Two Oceans Marathon knowing he had to win the 56km ultra, or else he would have to pay back a lot of money... but he did win, and that opened many new doors for...