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What will it take to win the R1-million​

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Old Mutual is offering a R1-million prize for the man and/or woman who breaks the current 56km record.  But, what does it take to break the current record?

Old Mutual Virtual Coach Norrie Williamson  has put together a pace sheet to illustrate how fast an athlete must be to be in the running for the Million.

 

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon -Race Record Pace required to beat Thompson’s record

  • Top of Wynberg Hill on Main Road – approx. 3.5km 10 Minutes 58 Seconds
  • Corner of Station Rd & Main Rd in Retreat – approx. 10km 31 Minutes 4 Seconds
  • Clovelly Rd and Main Rd Junction – approx. 20km 1 Hour 2 Minutes 52 Seconds
  • Noordhoek Veterinary Clinic – 28km 1 Hours 28 Minutes 1 Seconds
  • Four Seasons Farm in Hout Bay – 42km 2 Hours 14 Minutes 49 Seconds
  • Top of Constantia Nek – approx. 46km 2 Hours 31 Minutes 1 Seconds
  • Kirstenbosch Top Gate – approx. 50.5km 2 Hours 44 Minutes 13 Seconds
  • Start of Chet's Hill – approx. 3km to go! 2 Hours 53 Minutes 42 Seconds

Finish3 Hours 3 Minutes 44 Seconds  

 

The pacing to improve Frith van der Merwe’s record

  • Top of Wynberg Hill on Main Road – approx. 3.5km 12 Minutes 36 Seconds
  • Corner of Station Rd & Main Rd in Retreat – approx. 10km 35 Minutes 42 Seconds
  • Clovelly Rd and Main Rd Junction – approx. 20km 1 Hour 12 Minutes 25 Seconds
  • Noordhoek Veterinary Clinic – 28km 1 Hour 41 Minutes 16 Seconds
  • Four Seasons Farm in Hout Bay – 42km 2 Hours 35 Minutes 6 Seconds
  • Top of Constantia Nek – approx. 46km 2 Hours 53 Minutes 49 Seconds
  • Kirstenbosch Top Gate – approx. 50.5km 3 Hours 8 Minutes 52 Seconds
  • Start of Chet's Hill – approx. 3km to go! 3 Hours 19 Minutes 55 Seconds

Finish3 Hours 30 Minutes 36 Seconds

 

Calculated by the Old Mutual Virtual Coach – Norrie Williamson 

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