Half Marathon, Marathon, Race Review, Road Races

Two Oceans Marathon review

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town is actually one of two very famous Ultra Marathons in South Africa: the 56km Two Oceans Marathon and the 90km Comrades Ultra Marathon. It is always held on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The Two Oceans Marathon is a race where you have to qualify (see below) and where the cut off time of 7 hours gross is actually enforced. The reward for it is a special medal, that changes colour for every hour that passes: sub 4, sub 5, sub 6 and sub 7 hours.

Two Oceans Marathon Medals

The Two Oceans Marathon 56km is the classical distance, but there are three other races that weekend, which are also highly popular: the Half Marathon on a less scenic route and the 12km and 24km trail run on the back of Table Mountain, which I absolutely have to try next year.

I have written another blog posts about my amazing experience at the Two Oceans Marathon, that covers much more. You can find it here.

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Two Oceans Marathon
Half Marathon, Marathon, Race Review, Road Races

My Two Oceans Marathon experience

I have had the famous Two Oceans Marathon on my bucket list for a while. To be exact, I had it on the “when I am fast enough to run an Ultra Marathon” bucket list. Because it is one of two famous South African Ultra Marathons, and the classic distance is 56km. I had thought of doing it in 2018, when my Dad was probably also fit and fast enough to run it.
So when I suddenly got the opportunity to run the Two Oceans Marathon via a “first come first served” give away on adidas runners Germany I immediately said yes. I did not really believe I would get the spot because I thought a lot of other people would also apply.

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Tel Aviv Marathon Race Review

Are you thinking of escaping the cold and maybe running a nice, warm destination Marathon? Search no more, because there is Tel Aviv Marathon. It always takes place on a Friday end of February. Not only do they have a Marathon, but also a Half Marathon, 10km and 5km race. I ran Tel Aviv Marathon in February 2018 as my third Marathon in my 12 Marathon in 12 months project.

Tel Aviv Marathon
Sunset in fromt of Jaffa

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Dubai Marathon race review

Dubai Marathon always takes place in winter when temperatures are bearable, at least for the people living there. On races weekend there is a quite large 10km race happening, but also the Marathon with less than 3000 participants. The course is quite flat, and it holds the 3rd fastest course record time worldwide.

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