For the first time in 44 years, a Capetonian has won the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. This feat was last accomplished in 1973 by Don Hartley.

Kudos to our very own Lungile Gongqa, who finished the gruelling 56km race in three hours, nine minutes and 36 seconds.

The 2017 Two Oceans Marathon saw 11 000 athletes participate in the full marathon, while 16 000 entries were tallied for the half.

Here is a selection of the day’s best moments.


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Hilton and the team passing through the #PinkDrive #PowerZone at #OMTOM2017!

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@2oceansmarathon men’s ultra winner Lungile Gongqa steaming into the finish. #omtom2017

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Photography Two Oceans Marathon

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.