50 Days to the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon 2022 START LINE
26 February 2022
In a mere 50 days’ time, and with a new title sponsor in the form of Totalsports headlining the event, thousands of runners will line up to Conquer the Current at the start precinct for the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon. This spectacular race on the global sporting calendar is back after a two-year hiatus, due to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time, the world’s most beautiful marathon is set to be staged over two days, with the Half Marathon taking place on 16 April and the Ultra on 17 April.
Back to defend their titles are previous champions and arguably the reigning king and queen of ultra-distance running, Bong’musa Mthembu and Gerda Steyn.
Giving chase for the prestigious TTOM title in the women’s race are the likes of Jenna Challenor, Charne Bosman and Anne Ashworth. In the men’s race, the challenge will be led by Kenyans David Kiptui Tarus, John Rotich Limatukei, Shadrack Kipkogey and Alfonsi Kibor Yatich. Overall, the extent of the depth of danger in the field for the champions will unfold further in the coming weeks as several high profile names are still in process of completing their entries.
“It’s great to finally see our running community excited about taking part in landmark events like Two Oceans again. We are committed to making running accessible to all South Africans, no matter the goal, distance, or motivation for running. We want to inspire runners to live their best lives and we know many runners dream of completing the Two Oceans Marathon. Totalsports wishes runners participating in this year’s Two Oceans Marathon all the best with their training over the next 50 days,” says Totalsports Head of Business Jonathan Stein.
The Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon is also set to announce exciting broadcast news in the coming days.
“As preparations for the 2022 Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon shift into high gear, we announce with great excitement the return of reigning Two Oceans Ultra Marathon champions, Gerda Steyn and Bong’musa Mthembu for the 51st edition of the world’s most beautiful marathon after a two-year hiatus. What better way to Conquer the Current, than with these supreme athletes among a world-class elite field at the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon start line on 16 and 17 April 2022,” says Debra Barnes, Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon Race Director.
Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon entries REOPENED 25 February 2022: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za
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