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?