As the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon comes to a close we celebrate the victory of one of our own, presenter Muhamad Zain Majiet.
The VOC team was excited to usher in Majiet’s victory, who began training as part of a personal campaign to encourage community members to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, which is held annually over the Easter weekend in Cape Town, is considered one of the world’s most beautiful marathons. Participants can choose from various distances – the scenic 56km ultra marathon, the popular 21km half marathon, the 5km, or 2.5km fun runs.
VOC was at the race and handed runners refreshments, whilst providing cheerful motivation.
VOC’s aunty Sukayna Johaadien proudly ushered in her son, Tariq Johaadien’s victory of completing his very first Two Oceans 21km. Tariq, who began training in December 2015, completed the race in remarkable time – 2 hours and 9 minutes.
Imtiyaaz Mohamed (31), who completed his fourth Two Oceans race and Mohamed Saleem Jaffer (29), who completed his seventh Two Oceans Race, described the race as enjoyable and explained that after running the race over the past few years the race appears to be easier and less strenuous on the joints. They further noted that the weather was perfect for the race, with cool breezes and light drizzle, the experience was “Refreshing”.
“The Two Oceans ‘gees’ is what makes the race awesome,” Jaffer concluded.