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11 June 2020

The best on the national and international ultra-running circuit are set to participate in the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ virtual race this coming Sunday, 14 June 2020
Among them are former Comrades Marathon winners and gold medallists, including the oldest surviving winner of the 1965 Comrades Marathon, Bernard Gomersall who is now 87 years old and will participate in the 5km event in Washington DC, USA.
9-time Comrades Champ, Bruce Fordyce will run the 10km race while 1982 Women’s Winner and current CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn will participate in the 5km event.
4-time Comrades Winner and Quadruple Green Number Legend, Alan Robb, 1991 Winner, Nick Bester and 2005 Champ, Sipho Ngomane will also be part of the ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ as will former local champion, Shaun Meiklejohn and reigning 2019 Comrades Titleholders, Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn.
Comrades gold medallists include Prodigal Khumalo, Trevor Parry, Fikile Mbuthuma, Sanet Beukes, Carol Crosley, Carla Molinaro, Melanie Van Rooyen, Mahlomola Sekhonyana, Hester Kotze, Colin Goosen, Lucy Ker and Lesley Austin.
South African running legend, Blanche Moila is also entered in the 45km event.
With the entry tally nearing 30-thousand entries, the CMA is ensuring that ‘Race the Comrades Legends’ is The Ultimate Virtual Race and with the significant difference of creating a sense of camaraderie for athletes within their social space, adding value to running clubs and the running scene; and helping raise funds for the charitable sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
The event has attracted participants from around the world with 86 participating nations, and even more international participants than had entered for the 2020 Comrades Marathon, in what promises to be the world’s most inclusive virtual event, hosted by the organisers of the world’s greatest ultramarathon.
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