First SA woman in 14 years to win Two Oceans – and she’s a CA (SA)

From the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants

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Facebook profile picture of Caroline Wostmann.

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) congratulates Caroline Wostmann on being the first woman over the line of the 2015 Two Oceans Marathon. This 32-year old Chartered Accountant completed the 56 km ultra marathon in a time of 03:41:23 and was the first South African woman to clinch the title in 14 years.

Wostmann lives in Pretoria and is a lecturer in finance and management accounting at Wits University.

“I trained on my own, but after I did so well in the Comrades last year, I decided to take it more seriously, and engaged Lindsey Parry from the High Performance Centre (HPC) in Pretoria as a coach,” she says.

Chantyl Mulder, Executive Director: Nation Building at SAICA, who also enjoys running as a sport, is ecstatic about Wostmann’s win.

“Caroline is a shining example of how versatile our members are. Sport is one of the avenues that help to build a nation, and her achievement epitomises what nation building in our profession is all about. SAICA is proud to have such a valuable member in its fold – someone who also embodies the SAICA tenet of responsible leadership. I am sure that this quality will be handed down to her students,” says Mulder.