Two Oceans Marathon Playbook


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The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) is the scientific content partner for the 2022 Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon. We are using our online platform, SSISA Academy, to share the 7 week training programmes designed by SSISA as well as some additional resources to enhance your training and performance in the build up the race day.

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Meet the Experts


Associate Professor Andrew Bosch, PhD
Associate Professor Andrew Bosch is an Exercise Scientist based at the University of Cape Town Health, Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Sport Research Centre and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, where he is a lecturer and supervisor of Honours, MSc and PhD students.

A/Professor Bosch is the Chair of the American College of Sports Medicine Endurance Athlete Science & Medicine Interest Group, is Co-Chair of the International Sub 2hrs Marathon Project, and serves on the committees of the International Association of Ultra-Running Scientific Commission and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Scientific Commission.

Working as an applied running physiologist, A/Professor Bosch has worked with some of South Africa’s top marathon and ultra-marathon runners, including Olympic and World Championship marathon runners, as well as “Two Oceans” and “Comrades” podium athletes. Internationally, he is the sports nutritionist for the Sub2hr Marathon Project, and together with collaborator Professor Yannis Pitsiladis of Brighton University and PhD student Shaun Sutehall, had a role in the nutritional strategies of the second fastest marathoner of all time.

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 MSc (Exercise Science), Biokineticist
David Leith (Exercise Scientist and Biokineticist) discusses 5 research-backed steps that will help you create a smarter running roadmap, that works with your life and goals, not against them. These steps include setting a goal, incorporating periodisation, being selective, being realistic and planning. 

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