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GERDA STEYN'S 10 "FIRSTS" AFTER WINNING COMRADES

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 June 2019

It’s been a little more than a week since South Africa’s golden girl of ultra-distance running Gerda Steyn smashed the Comrades Marathon record in a sensational 5:58:53. Gerda chatted to Run24 about her “10 firsts” as she crossed the finish line of her dream race.

Q: First thought as you crossed that finish line? 
So, this is what it feels like to be a Comrades w


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COMRADES WINNER TO PAY OFF FAMILY HOME WITH WINNINGS

13 June 2019

The 2019 men’s winner of the Comrades Marathon plans to pay off his family home with the R700 000 winnings from the Ultimate Human Race.
 
“I’m so grateful to have my hard work pay off in this way. I’m grateful for the support of my Nedbank team, my coach and more importantly my family – having them here watching me today makes this victory that much sweeter,&rdquo


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MEDICAL STATISTICS FOR 2019 COMRADES RACE DAY

13 June 2019

With 19103 Comrades Marathon runners on the start line on Sunday, 9th June 2019, and 16439 finishers, the Comrades Marathon’s Medical portfolio had another busy day on their hands.
 
Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Medical Convener, Dr Jeremy Boulter has issued the medical statistics for the 2019 Comrades Marathon.
 
595 runners r


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON PROVISIONAL RESULTS

11 June 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban this morning (10.6.2019) with the winners, Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn, other top performers, CMA sponsors including major sponsor Bonitas, government dignitaries, road-running officials and the media.
 
Nedbank Running Club’s Mothibi won the Men&rsquo


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON : ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

06 June 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted the official media briefing for the 94th Comrades Marathon to be held on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
The official route distance for this year’s Up Run is 86.83km. Along the route will be 41 fully stocked refreshment stations, containing water, fruit, energy drinks, energy bars, chocolates, biscuits and cooked potatoes. These stations will


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COMRADES ANNOUNCES RACE DAY TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP

04 June 2019

Runners and supporters will enjoy a seamless transport service on Comrades race day, thanks to a joint partnership between the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and the South African National Taxi Council - Durban Central (SANTACO), together with local bus service provider, Kalamazoo.

SANTACO is the mouthpiece of the country’s minibus taxi industry, having been formed in 2001. The industry


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON TOP CONTENDER PROFILES

31 May 2019

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is pleased to announce a strong contention of both South African and International athletes in the 94th edition of The Ultimate Human Race.
 
With more than R4-million in prize money, Sunday, 9 June 2019 will show us who truly rules the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal.
 
Men:
Bongmusa Mthembu
Mthembu will un


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#COMRADES2019 ROAD CLOSURES

29 May 2019

With just 10 days to Comrades race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that the following road closures will be effective over Comrades race weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday, 9th June.

The 94th Comrades Marathon is an Up Run, starting at the Durban City Hall at 5h30 and finishing 12 hours later at the


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FOREIGN RUNNERS DOMINATE SPAR GRAND PRIX

29 May 2019

The 2019 SPAR Grand Prix appears to be destined to be won by a foreign runner for the first time in its history.
 
Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes has made a solid start in her quest for Grand Prix glory, winning the first two SPAR Women’s 10km races, in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, in record time.She has accumulated 60 points, having earned 10 bonus points in both races.
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COMRADES MEDICAL, EMERGENCY SERVICES & FIRST AID

27 May 2019

“The Comrades Medical Facility has been described as the single largest temporary medical facility outside of a conflict zone anywhere in the world.”
– Dr Jeremy Boulter, Comrades Marathon Medical Convenor
 
With 12 days to race day, a comprehensive medical plan to ensure the safety and well-being of Comrades Marathon athletes is in place for Sunday, 9 June, wh


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