Festive Season Fitness

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


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 Sponsor for the second year running. This partnership further entrenches Garmin’s commitment to this sport and sets out their ambitions in the running market.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is known as the biggest running event in South Africa and entrants travel from abroad to experience the race that is also known as the world’s most beautiful marathon. “Garmin are very proud to be part of this event again and as leaders in innovative running technology, we are excited to introduce our line of 2017 Forerunner products and display innovations and new product releases across sports and wellness to all the entrants attending the event,” said Walter Mech, CEO of Garmin Sub Saharan Africa.

At Garmin, we realise that no runner is the same, therefore, our watches cater to a variety of training needs. Our diverse Forerunner range ensures that no matter your level, there is a training partner that is right for you and comprises of three categories, namely, the Teammate, the Mentor and the Expert ranges. Our watches have sleek designs, built in GPS, long battery life and running metrics suited to your level. Depending on your preference, there are watches that include Wrist Based Heart Rate, however, the whole Forerunner range can be paired with our premium Garmin heart rate monitors. 

Advanced features work around your goals and suggest new ones. Some watches even have music controls and connected features to make your training session that much more enjoyable, encouraging you to #BeatYesterday and achieve your personal best. Once you finish your activity you can monitor and share your progress on Garmin Connect™ our online training tool, to help you better yesterday’s goals.

“It is an honour to be recognised as the preferred watch amongst some of the country’s top athletes, such as Caroline Wöstmann, Tanith Maxwell, Irvette Van Zyl, Christine Kalmer, Rene Kalmer and Landie Greyling who all train and race with a Garmin Forerunner of their choice.” continues Walter Mech.

Garmin will yet again be exhibiting and attracting record crowds at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, offering all runners technical support for their running devices, in addition to showcasing the latest 2017 Forerunner product range. The Expo is an opportunity for all sports enthusiasts and entrants to visit the Garmin stand and experience the latest technology available in running and be part of the exciting atmosphere leading up to the race.

Photo opportunities with our running ambassadors will also be available! The ever-expanding Garmin sport and wellness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

To learn more about Garmin’s 2017 range of Forerunner Watches, visit: http://www.garmin.co.za/fitness_products_running.php

For more information on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, visit: http://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/