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April 03, 2010

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - A Photo Essay

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

2010 Two Oceans winner Mabhutile Lebopo. Photos by Deon Gurling

Mabhutile Lebopo from Lesotho won the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in 3:06:22. Second place went to Moeketsi Mosuhli and third to Teboho Sello, both also from Lesotho.

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

(From left) Third-placed Adina Kruger, winner Olesya Nurgalieva and second-placed Elena Nurgalieva

Olesya Nurgalieva of Russia won the women’s race in 3:41:53, beating her twin sister, Elena. Elena had won the race three times, and Oleysa also won it two years ago. South African Adina Kruger came in third.

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Exhausted at the finish line

Many of the runners found the 56km route exceptionally gruelling, even though the race is called “the world’s most beautiful marathon”.

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Leading men run along the challenging Chapman’s Peak Drive

The route took runners along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive, through Hout Bay, up Constantia Nek and past Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, to the finish at the University of Cape Town.

For more on the race, you can browse the following stories:

More photographs of the 2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
The world’s most beautiful marathon
A spectacular Cape Town day for the 2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

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