Biggest trail running pay-out in SA

Garden Route National Park was the arena of possibly one of the most extraordinary athletic achievements in SA sporting history when Swiss trail runner Marc Lauenstein became the first person to run the Otter African Trail Run presented by Salomon and GU in under four hours. It took Lauenstein exactly 3hrs 59min 29sec to tramp across tree routes, bound across giant boulders, swim a surging river, speed along stone-strewn beaches, tip-toe across a balance bar, and claim his cheque for R100,000. Pictured here are runners up Kane Reilly and Thabang Madiba fishing, as well as first female finisher Emma Roca along with runners up South Africans Nicolette Griffioen and Megan Mackenzie. We thank Maggie Ubsdell, Glenn Murray and Christine Collins for the images.