[pretoria] - Man runs Two Oceans marathon reading a book

  |   Pretorianews

And the 39-year-old Midstream resident, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon on April 20, ran while reading Zakes Mda’s The Zulus of New York. He ran reading the book in breaks from the 44km mark up to 56km.

The act gained traction as social media users watched and egged him on. He said from there on he made a decision to run other marathons reading books to raise awareness of the importance of literature and of collecting books.

During last year’s Comrades when the campaign began, at the last 2km amark his wife gave him Nelson Mandela’s biography because of the significance of Madiba’s centenary year....

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