Running

Runners across five continents gather for fifth edition of Ultra-trail Drakensberg

By Stephen Granger Trail runners gathered yesterday (Thursday 21 April) at the Premier Sani Pass Hotel for the fifth edition of Ultra-trail Drakensberg, looking forward to testing their physical and mental faculties to the limit on some of the most...

‘Favourite’ Dominique Scott in the spotlight as all eyes turn to the South African...

By Stephen Granger The Two Oceans Marathon has been run and all eyes turn now to Green Point, just 7km from the finish of the Two Oceans, where the Athletics South Africa Track and Field Championships take place from tomorrow...

‘Unimagined’ Steyn’s remarkable Two Oceans Marathon record ignites social media frenzy

By Stephen Granger Occasionally record performances happen which are so far ahead of their time they seem destined to last forever. Bob Beamon’s unbelievable 8,90m long jump in Mexico was one - it stood unbeaten for 23 years before Mike...

Sensational Gerda Steyn breaks 33-year-old record to win Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town

By Stephen Granger In one of South Africa’s all-time great foot-races, Gerda Steyn did what many thought could never be done, breaking a 33-year-old record in her third successive victory in the 56km Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town...

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...

Impressive Prize Incentive Announced for the 2022 Totalsports Two Oceans Ultra Marathon

By Jacky  McClean Totalsports has announced an impressive incentive to the value of R500 000 (R250 000 in the men’s race and R250 000 in the women’s race) should the Ultra record be broken in the Open Category of the Totalsports Two Oceans...

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...