This is a Facebook post written by sports journalist Michael Vlismas after he ran his first Two Oceans ultra marathon this weekend: You learn so much about yourself when you run 56 kilometres. And one thing I learnt in running my first Two Oceans ultra marathon this Easter weekend is that my faith in my fellow South Africans is not misplaced.It’s so easy to see the news and believe we live in a country being ripped apart across racial lines.It’s easy to make the mistake and believe that South Africans are all racists who argue about colour and language and cannot live side by side.But when you run 56 kilometres on the streets of South Africa with South Africans, you realise what a lie this is.It’s a lie perpetuated by our politicians who specialise in highlighting what keeps us apart so that we may, out of fear for each other, support whatever agenda they push onto us.But this is not the real South Africa.The real South Africa is what I saw during my race.I saw South Africans of all...

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