South African Athletics

Wostmann gunning for Two Oceans hat-trick

2017-04-05 08:28
Caroline Wostmann (Supplied)
Cape Town - Two Oceans Marathon defending champion Caroline Wostmann is aiming for a hat-trick of victories after winning the ultra-marathon in 2015 and 2016.

Having started her running career after the birth of her first child in 2009, Wostmann has improved her running year-on-year, winning multiple marathons to become South Africa’s ultra-marathon queen, fulfilling a dream she’s had since she was 6-years-old.

Wostmann has proven that even with a late start anyone can rise to the top, through sheer determination and drive. Citing consistency and discipline as key to getting to championship level, she recognises a variety of training methods are needed to make sure you’ll be at your best when running ultra-marathons. 

She has learned many valuable lessons from running ultra-marathons, but most importantly that one’s mind is their biggest asset when running an ultra.

“Running ultra-marathons isn’t about being the fastest runner but believing in yourself and through a willingness to endure and get through the temporary struggle, you come out a tougher, stronger, better person on the other side of the finish line” she said.

Wostmann is determined to retain her title as the marathon’s champion and enjoys running along the marathon route.

“I’m looking forward to putting my best foot forward for an aim at a third win. I’ve trained as much as I can and ready to give my all. I absolutely enjoy this marathon especially because of how beautiful the route is,” said Wostmann.

The Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon over 56km will take place on Saturday, April 15.

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