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KEMBOI AND STEYN CLAIM VICTORY IN OCEANS ULTRA

31 March 2018

Kenyan runner Justin Kemboi (Nedbank RC International) won the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon today in a time of 03:09:21. In the women’s race, South African star Gerda Steyn romped home to claim a first OMTOM title in a time of 03:39:31.
 
Kemboi was racing in South Africa for the first time, while for Steyn the 2018 event was just her second OMTOM race.
 
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REILLY AND MACKENZIE TRIUMPH AT WET TWO OCEANS TRAIL RUNS

30 March 2018

Kane Reilly and Megan Mackenzie won their respective race categories at the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Trail Run today. Reilly won the 24km men’s race in a time of 1:55:41, while Mackenzie was first home in the women’s 24km race in 2:23:27. 
 
In the 12km Trail Run, Takalani Ndandani won the women’s event, with Kennedy Sekhuthe claiming the men’s title


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YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD

29 March 2018

Brian Key is the oldest runner entered into the 2018 edition of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. On race day, he'll be 79.  Over the years, he has seen the race go from strength to strength and with it he has learned many running lessons and many life lessons from running.

Regardless of his impressive Blue Number status - 15 Ultra Marathon finishes and counting - Key only took up runnin


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FINISHING OFF WITH A BANG

28 March 2018

Finishing the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) is no easy feat. And we aren’t talking about runners either. Like every other race, the OMTOM reaches an inevitable conclusion when time is up. Frikkie Kotze is a technical official and timekeeper of the Ultra Marathon, and it’s his job to make sure the race ends with a bang.

“Come the end of the race, it’s my job to make


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FIRE AWAY!

27 March 2018

Starting the race off with a mighty cannon blast is a tradition that has been kept by the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) for some years now. As thousands of runners gather at the start of the world’s most beautiful marathon, the height of all their excitement and preparation is materialised with one loud boom of a cannon.  

Martin Venter is a former member of the South Afric


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OCEANS ADVICE FROM A TRUE LEGEND

by Michelle Carnegie - 26 March 2018

He has run 38 Comrades Marathons (of which 18 silvers) and 26 Two Oceans Ultra’s (of which 4 silvers), the last when he was 76 years old. On top of that he recorded a finish time of less than 5 hours at Oceans at the age of 70! Fair to say that Caspar Greeff has some great advice to all runners tackling Saturday’s Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in Cape Town.

Come Saturday morning at the crac


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COUNTDOWN TO TWO OCEANS MARATHON

26 March 2018

While Cape Town is gearing up for a busy Easter holiday season, the organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have confirmed that they are ready for the 49th edition of the world’s most beautiful marathon, scheduled to take place on Saturday (31 March 2018).
 
“We are once again looking forward to welcoming the sold-out field of 27 000 participants in the Ultr


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NEW RULE FORCES CLUBS TO REBRAND KIT

by Michelle Carnegie - 26 March 2018

With barely a week to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon many prominent running clubs whose elite runners dominate the South African running scene, had to scramble around to redesign their running kit for these elite runners.
 
So why has this been done? And in particular what is happening within Athletics South Africa (ASA) that has forced these clubs to change their kit for elite runner


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GUTSY PERFORMANCE BY TEAM SA AT WORLD CHAMPS

by Michelle Carnegie - 25 March 2018

Team South Africa gave it their all at the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia with Stephen Mokoka and Nolene Conrad finishing top South Africans.
 
Despite a harsh statement from Athletics South Africa (ASA) saying it “was not exactly a good day at the office” for Team South Africa, the athletes were praised by prominent figures within the running co


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SPECTACULOR RUNNING AT SPAR WOMEN'S 10KM SERIES

25 March 2018

SPAR Grand Prix title holder Kesa Molotsane (KPMG), who dominated the SPAR Women’s 10km Series last year, continued her winning ways on Sunday with a comprehensive win in the opening race of the 2018 series at the Bellville Stadium in Cape Town. Her winning time was 34.10.
 
Glenrose Xaba (Boxer) was second, in 34.39 and Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) was third in 35.07. It was an amazing perf


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