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
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.
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.