Two Oceans prepares for a record number

2012-03-19 14:40

A record field of more than 25 000 runners that include defending champions and more than 1 500 international competitors, will line up on April 7 for the Two Oceans Marathon.

The 56km ultra-marathon had attracted a field of just under 9 200, making it the fourth biggest in the event’s history.

The largest field was in 2004, when the route reverted back to Chapman’s Peak and attracted 9 769 runners.

The half-marathon, organisers said, would see 16 000 runners tackle the new route over Edinburgh Drive, making it the biggest half marathon in the country, while the rest of the entries were for the trail race.

“There is always roughly a 20% non-start ratio on race day, so we expect it to be in the region of 13 000 runners on the half-marathon route,” said race director Rowyn James.

“We have made all the necessary provisions with regards to medical and traffic services to handle a field of this size.”

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