By Thabisile Masimula
WHILE the countdown to the Cricket World Cup is almost coming to an end, the countdown to this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has officially begun.
With only 9 days left before the South African Cricket team, the Proteas show the world what South Africa is made of in the 2011 Cricket World Cup that is being co hosted by the Asian cricket playing countries; Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka and India.
Other South Africans and fellow Africans are preparing themselves for the upcoming Two Oceans marathon that is set to take place on the same month when the World Cup would have ended that is April 22-23 in Main Road, Newlands.
Although already 2000 prospects have been turned away, that does not guarantee any less number in the marathon as this year promises to be the largest and record breaking marathon.
More than 14 000 runners have entered this years’ Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon competition which its start is set to be in Main Road, Newlands.
What makes this years’ marathon even more interesting is that 900 school children from underprivileged backgrounds will each get a new pair of South African made leather school shoes that will be funded by the R90 000 raises by the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.