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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 always on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.The Two Oceans Marathon is one 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.

Two Oceans Marathon Medals

The Two Oceans Marathon 56 is the classical distance, but there are 3 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 two other blog posts about my amazing experience at the Two Oceans Marathon, that covers much more. You can find them here and here.

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Two Oceans Marathon (part 2: One Ocean down, one to go)

This is the second blogpost on my experience at the Two Oceans Marathon. You can find the first post here.

Before we reached the bottom of Chapman’s Peak and started the second half if the race we passed the first food station where they handed us potatoes. I had never tried salted potatoes at a race before, so I skipped them. Which I really regret because my friends told me they were delicious. I had my favourite clif bloks instead to prepare myself for the first of two climbs.Β And then I came round the corner and saw theΒ ocean.

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Two Oceans Marathon (part 1: from Ocean Two Ocean)

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 do.
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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