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Comrades Marathon upon us

Date: Jun 6, 2019

The anxious wait is almost over for about 20 000 runners who are set to tackle the 94th edition of the Comrades Marathon...

The race, a so-called ‘up run’ from Durban to Pietermaritzburg this year, will test the fitness and endurance of the participants over a gruelling 86. 83 kilometres route.

Thousands of runners will line up near the Durban City Hall for a 5:30am start on Sunday morning.  The gruelling challenge, with its several infamous hills to conquer, ends 12 hours later at the Scottsville race course in the province’s capital city.

Preparations are well under way for the event which has seen a record number of entries.

“It’s the most number of entries that we had in the history of the Comrades. We have just over 25 000 entries of that 21 631 have qualified to start the race on Sunday morning. We expect about 20 000 to start,” says Race Director Rowyn James. [Read More

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