Celebrating 50 Years of the Two Oceans Marathon

Explore the rich pictorial history of the world’s most beautiful marathon, delving into the challenges and unique route, the traditions, and the fascinating characters that have weaved their way through half a century of enthralling races. Another highlight is the Ship’s Log, featuring the names, and number of medals won, of every runner to complete the Ultra Runner since 1970 to 2018. This beautiful 348 page coffee table book is for every Two Oceans Marathon runner, volunteer or supporter, and those inspired by this iconic event.


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Book Details

Weight 1900 g
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 2.5 cm



Associated Printing Group

About The Author

Sean Falconer (Main Author); Kathleen Mc Quaide and Harold Berman (Contributing Authors)

The Two Oceans Marathon is a spectacular sporting experience unlike any other. The iconic status of this Cape Town Easter Weekend institution, which garners global attention, is borne out by its many affectionate marathon monikers: the world’s most beautiful marathon, Africa’s biggest running event, and South Africa’s best-loved race to name just a few. And now at 50 years, this front-running marathon has come of age – and we are celebrating it with a visual feast of a coffee table commemorative compilation.

Make sure you don’t miss out on:

  • 336 pages of unrivalled scenic route beauty, including the stand-out sections on Chapman’s Peak and Constantia Nek.
  • The history, highlights and locally unmatched growth of the race, from 26 enthusiastic entrants in 1970 to record-breaking, sold-out fields of 13 000, with the demand for places escalating year-on-year.
  • The much-loved traditions that lure runners back year after year.
  • The fascinating characters who have woven their way through half a century of Two Oceans Marathons, from elites and back-of-packers, to organisers and supporters.
  • An updated record of every ultra marathon finisher in the form of an alphabetical Ship’s Log, along with their number of medals earned.

This book is a must-have for first-timers and veterans; runners, family and friends alike.

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