The most beautiful (ultra) marathon in the world.
Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa likes to play up the fact that it’s the most beautiful marathon in the world – even though it’s not a normal marathon – it’s 56km, up two major
hills mountains. It might be just 56km, but it’s a tough 56km
After running Comrades a few years back, South Africa bills Two Oceans marathon as the other BIG race to do in South Africa, so I knew I had to do it. My long-time-internet-buddy Alan Perlman came along for the ride (and crushed his first ultra #boom). It was awesome.
The Two Oceans Video Short
This is a taste of what went down.
With Two Oceans FINISHED, 777 is now DONE! (The races part at least!)
But, there is one last thing remaining. We have one school left to build. Right now, we have raised over $155,000 and need to build one more school.
And I have a plan for just how we’re going to do it.
Hint: it’s gonna be epic. Stay tuned. I’ll share more details tomorrow.
The 777 Project
The 777 Project is an endurance, adventure and philanthropic initiative by Joel Runyon & IMPOSSIBLE to run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents in order to raise money & awareness to build 7 schools with Pencils of Promise and provide opportunities to those for whom a basic education can be impossible.
As of this post, I’ve run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents and we’ve collectively raised $154,913 – enough to build 6 schools – and counting! You can see previous races recaps + videos below.
Previous Race Recaps
- South America – Patagonia International Marathon
- North America – Chicago Ultra 50k
- Australia – The Narrabeen All Nighter
- Antarctica – The Antarctica Ice Marathon 100k
- Asia – The North Face Thailand 50k
- Europe – The Rovaniemi 66km
- Africa – The Two Ocean Marathon 56km
Previous Race Shorts
- South America – Patagonia International Marathon Video Short
- North America – Chicago Ultra 50k Video Short
- Australia – The Narrabeen All Nighter Video Short
- Antarctica – The Antarctica Ice Marathon 100k Video Short
- Asia – The Thailand North Face 50k Video Short
- Europe – The Rovaniemi 66km Expedition Ultra Video Short
- Africa – The Two Oceans Marathon Video Short