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COMRADES 2018: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

08 June 2018

The Comrades Marathon Association's (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has briefed the media on preparations for the 93rd Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 10 June 2018.
 
James says the official route distance for this year’s down-run is 90.184km. Along the route will be 44 fully stocked refreshment stations, containing water, fruit, energy drinks, energy bars, chocolat


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SA'S 1ST WOMEN'S ONLY ELITE RUNNING TEAM MAKES COMRADES DEBUT

07 June 2018

Team Massmart, South Africa’s first women’s only elite running team, is a force to be reckoned with at Sunday’s Comrades Marathon.

Massmart launched the team in October 2017 and one can’t ask for a more accomplished and experienced group of women.

The accomplished ultra and long distance team is comprised of 9 members, 7 of which are participating in Sunday&rs


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BOSMAN PLANS ON RACING A SMART COMRADES-RACE

by Wilhelm de Swardt - 05 June 2018

The women’s Comrades-race might just on Sunday play out to be like the fabled race between the hare and the tortoise in which it is not the fastest runner winning but the cleverest. 
 
At 42 years of age Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club), Tuks/HPC based athlete is nearing the stage where she is getting to be the “dame” of competitive Comrades racing bu


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COMRADES FAVOURITE GERDA STEYN RARING TO GO

by Michelle Carnegie - 04 June 2018

With her trademark wide smile and long blonde hair she had the whole of South Africa at her feet when she crossed the finish line as winner of the 2018 Two Oceans Marathon. Now the time has come to take on the biggest race of them all, the Comrades Marathon. There is no doubt that Gerda Steyn has what it takes. 
 
There are few long distance runners who look as content as Steyn does when r


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WHEELCHAIR & VISUALLY IMPAIRED PARTICIPANTS READY FOR #COMRADES2018

31 May 2018

Self-propelled wheelchair participant, Jean Altomari of the USA and three other South African wheelchair-assisted-participants as well a popular visually impaired Green Number runner will be part of this year’s Ultimate Human Race.
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has confirmed that special arrangements will be implemented in order to ensure that wheelchair participants are once again enabled


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THE VITALITY BIG HALF RETURNS FOR 2019

31 May 2018

The Vitality Big Half – London’s most exciting half-marathon – returns in 2019 on Sunday 10 March and general entries open today (Thursday).
 
The half-marathon, which starts close to the Tower of London and finishes at the Cutty Sark, was created to celebrate London’s diversity and inspire more people to get active and take up running.
 
More than 11,


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TIME FOR TOYOTA WIN-A-CAR COMPETITION

31 May 2018

Comrades Marathon runners, supporters and the general public can purchase their entry into the Comrades Toyota Win-a-Car draw once again, between now and race day, Sunday, 10 June. The annual lucky draw competition is sponsored by official vehicle sponsor to the Comrades Marathon, Toyota South Africa. Up for grabs is a brand spanking new Toyota Corolla Quest valued at R215 000, complete with all the thrills

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COMRADES WINNER CAMILLE HERRON WITHDRAWS FROM 2018 RACE

31 May 2018

Former Comrades winner and Nedbank Running Club (NRC) elite Camille Herron, who is arguably seen as the top female ultra distance runner in the world, sadly withdrew from the 2018 Comrades race next Sunday.
 
The American long distance runner stunned the field last year to win in only her second attempt at the race. She broke the tape in 6:27:36, and was seen as one of the favourites to win at


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MAN WHO SURVIVED IMPALEMENT ON CROWBAR TO RUN COMRADES

30 May 2018

When Daniel de Wet regained consciousness in Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg after a 1.8-metre metal industrial crowbar penetrated his body 3.5km underground at a mine in Carletonville, he never imagined that he would now be making final preparations for taking part in his first Comrades Marathon since the accident.
 
“Just three-and-a-half years ago, my wife and colleagues were


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NOTABLE COMRADES ACHIEVERS TO PRESENT GREEN NUMBERS AT #COMRADES2018

29 May 2018

Some highly notable Comrades Marathon former winners and Green Number achievers will present Green Numbers to those athletes who will be inducted onto the Green Number Roll of Honour at this year’s Comrades finish. 
The Green Number Facility at the Comrades Finish Venue attracts the Comrades Marathon’s most passionate runners; and hosts a remarkable array of Comrades legends and champs who


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