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01 April 2015

Two Oceans Marathon legends discuss the world's most beautiful race

Watch as a pair of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon's most famous runners discuss the history of the race.

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The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, taking place this weekend, is one of the world's most storied races, due to its grueling length and unparalleled scenery. Over the years, the event has played host to some of the most famous runners in the world, and produced some exhilarating races.

This week we had the privilege of talking to two legends of the Two Oceans, Johnny Halberstadt and Bob de la Motte. Both of whom ran, and won, several Two Oceans amongst many other races, including Comrades and marathons across the world.

The two runners discuss how the race, and running in SA as a whole, has changed since their heyday in the 70's and 80's. Halberstadt also talks about how he famously refused the sport's highest honour, springbok colours, due to the discrimination against black athletes in the country. 

Finally, Bob and Johnny discuss the future of running in the country and how they've seen the effect that running has had on South Africa.

Read more:

My 8 week journey to the Two Oceans: Week 7 

Jimmy Nevis to run Two Oceans Half Marathon 

Should older runners embrace the barefoot craze

 

 
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