Marathon

Predictions for Sunday’s Two Oceans Marathon

By Stephen Granger Leading contenders for Sunday’s Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon speak about their hopes and expectations for the race and some of the wisest people in the sport have made their predictions for the “World’s Most Beautiful Marathon”. From pre-race...

Tarakinyu and Chidzivo sweep to victory at the Totalsports Two Oceans Half Marathon

By Stephen Granger Zimbabwe eyes were smiling at at the University of Cape Town sports fields this morning (Saturday 16 April) as Moses Tarakinyu and Fortunate Chidzivo swept to victory in the Totalsports Two Oceans Half Marathon. Both athletes were born north of the...

Two Oceans Half Marathon set to welcome top-class athletes on Easter weekend

By Stephen Granger What started as a relatively small side show to the Two Oceans Ultra-marathon in 1998, soon became the biggest seller on the Easter Weekend as the Two Oceans Half Marathon attracted runners from far and wide and...

Two Oceans Champions ‘champing at the bit’ to defend their titles

By Stephen Granger Three years after their impressive victories in the Two Oceans 56km Ultra-marathon, Bongmusa Mthembu and Gerda Steyn will line up in defence of their titles, every bit as enthusiastic about racing the “The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon”...

Organisers appeal for calm as Two Oceans Marathon faces backlash and permit issues

By Stephen Granger As many of Africa’s leading ultra-marathoners make their way to Cape Town to race the 51st edition of what has been dubbed “the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon this Easter Sunday, the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon TTOM) has faced...

Runners gear up for next weekend’s ‘World’s Most Beautiful Marathon’ in Cape Town

By Stephen Granger Boasting a new title sponsor and a dramatic change in the event programming, but with many of its old “bells and whistles” and the return of its past champions, the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon, described as ‘the...

Africa’s most coveted ultra-trail race promises spectacular trails and a quality field

By Stephen Granger uKhahlamba, the Barrier of Spears, the Dragon Mountains or, as most know it, the Drakensberg, is Southern Africa’s most formidable mountain massif, containing the highest peaks in Africa south of the Rift Valley.  Forming the country divide...

Adidas becomes latest brand to partner Africa’s top city marathon

By Stephen Granger The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has earned a reputation as Africa’s top city marathon and remains the single World Athletics Gold Label Marathon on the continent. Far from resting on its laurels, the 42km footrace keeps growing...

Records tumble yet again in Nedbank’s Reunified Breaking Barriers

By Stephen Granger Three world records in the first two years of a race’s existence is extraordinary, but that’s what the second Nedbank Runified “Breaking Barriers” 50km delivered in Gqeberha over the weekend in the form of Stephen Mokoka’s superb...

‘Lighthouse shows runners the way’ 

by Stephen Granger Green Point Lighthouse is the first solid lighthouse structure on the South African coast and the oldest operational lighthouse in South Africa.  First operational in 1824, its Argand lamps were originally fuelled by sperm whale oil and...