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Fifteen Blue Bank employees to take on the grueling Two Oceans Marathon

Fifteen Blue Bank employees to take on the grueling Two Oceans Marathon

Fifteen employees from Standard Bank Namibia will take part in this year’s edition of the Two Oceans marathon in Cape Town set for 31 March.

In a statement released by the bank on Wednesday, the team will leave for the race on the 28 March and will spend four days in Cape Town preparing, competing, bonding and enjoying everything the world class city has to offer.

The 15 Standard Bank enthusiasts are; Ali Spaeth, Jacinto Fekayamala, Desiree Bock, Nawaaz Dinath, Irene Venter, Hilda Wilson, Silveira Madaleno, Natasha du Plessis, Simeon Shaanika, Tapia Kapiya, Tjizapouzeu Tjongarero, Willem Shayuka, Hendrik van Wyk, Derick Colmer and Christelene Steenkamp.

According to the statement, participants can choose from various distances, which include the scenic 56km ultra marathon or popular 21km half marathon and the 5km or 2.5km fun runs. It also features a 5.6km International friendship run, a 2.1km Nappy Dash and a 5.6km toddler Trot.

The marathon is grueling yet rewarding as participants are able to take in the exhilarating cool breeze, all the while admiring the untamed beauty of nature.

The event attracts close to 26,000 participants across all the distances is ideal for both professional and recreational runners.

Caption: Isdor Angula (far left) Chief Human Capital and Sigrid Tjijorokisa (far right) Acting Head of Marketing at the Bank with the Team of Two Oceans marathon runners who are headed to Cape Town in March for the competition.



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