The event, worth R672 million to the country's Western Cape economy, was one of the first to be impacted by COVID-19 on the global marathon stage.
Ultra-marathon runners face a plethora of physical and mental challenges on the track, including intense fatigue and extreme physical pain.
Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with stomach ulcers, kidney injuries and cardiovascular side effects.
An ultra-marathon runner and exercise physiologist describes what it's like to take part in an ultra-endurance event, and the consequences it had on his body.
New research aims to better understand the bodies of runners, so that 'smart' nutritional supplements can be developed.