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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
“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