Elizabeth Smal is a forklift operator who reclaimed her health after a notice grabbed her attention at work.
It was by chance that she stumbled upon the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon flyer which motivated her to return to an active life and put her running shoes back on.
Smal has run a few events since changing her lifestyle in 2014, but says that the Two Oceans has a special place in her heart.
You won't believe that after 24 years I've started to run again.... I started in 2014 and ran a half a marathon in 2 hours and 10 minutes.— Elizabeth Smal, aspiring marathon runner
The 40-something year old says she has dropped four sizes and is determined to complete the 56 kilometre Ultra Marathon challenge this weekend.
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