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April 16, 2014

The Two Oceans Marathon 2014 By the Numbers

We break down the 2014 Two Oceans Marathon by the numbers as more than 30,351 runners (including 27,256 South Africans) power their way through gorgeous Cape Town over the Easter Weekend. 

Here some fun facts! 

R1 million - The prize money for the man and/or woman who breaks the current 56km record

03:03:44 and 03:30:36 - The millionaire’s numbers, for men and women respectively

862,750 - Water sachets

40,000 - Biodegradable cups

150,000 - Powerade sachets

39,690 - Litres of Coca-Cola

40 - Tons of Ice

440 - Portable toilets

1,500 - Kgs of bananas

500 - Kgs of potatoes

40 - Refreshment Stations

9 - Medical Aid Stations on the route

800 - Cardboard waste bins

112,000 - Coke cups

Over 3 000 - Volunteers

89,600 - Plastic bottles (152 boxes – 800 bottles per box)

27,000 - Official Race Magazines distributed to all participants

1.5 million - Total prize money in Rands (excluding bonuses for records broken)

R250,000 - 1st place for the male and female runners in the ultra-marathon

R25,000 - 1st place for the male and female runners in the half marathon 

84 - The number of countries taking part

495 - The number of runners from the United Kingdom, second highest after South Africa’s 27,256. Next are Germany, the USA, Zimbabwe and Brazil

1 - The number of runners from Moldova, Eritrea and Cyprus

45 - The number of years the Two Oceans Marathon has been running, excuse the pun!

11,348 - The total number of entries to the 56km marathon. That’s about 300 more than last year and about 3,400 more than 2006

72 vs 28 - Percentrage of men vs women running the ultra-marathon

36 - Percentage of all ultra-marathon runners who are novices

13 - Percentrage of all ultra-marathon runners who are internationals

24 and 50 - Men 70+ and women 60+ who will be running 56km. What’s your excuse?

 

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