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2019 COMRADES SUBSTITUTION PROCESS OPENS

28 February 2019

Runners who were unable to enter the 2019 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period at the end of last year are in luck. There is still an opportunity to be part of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 9 June 2019 through the Substitution Process. The 2019 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process officially opens this Friday.
 
The process runs for an extra two weeks this year, opening on


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EMPOWERING FEMALE COMRADES RUNNERS

27 February 2019

"I have always felt strongly about introducing the benefits of sports to children and others. Running has brought me such a great deal as a person, and I want others to share this feeling."  - Paula Radcliffe, Women's Marathon World Record Holder
 
It is a fun, interactive and motivational session, implemented specifically for the female athlete. As the exciteme


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SIGN UP FOR THE BONITAS COMRADES WEBINAR

21 February 2019

Comrades Marathon runners who have been unable to attend the Bonitas Comrades roadshows can access and be part of the interactive online training seminars hosted by the Official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry, courtesy of Bonitas Medical Fund. 
 
With Comrades training season upon us, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has implemented a series of online seminars, covering various topics, to get athletes in South Africa and across the worl


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COMRADES ROADSHOW IN W.CAPE NEXT WEEK

08 February 2019

With exactly 120 days to go to Comrades race day, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is going all out to get its 25000 entrants race-ready for The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
 
With 2416 aspirant runners from the Western Cape, the roadshow team takes its next Bonitas Comrades roadshow to Durbanville, Cape Town, where the Durbanville Athletics Club will host the 5th


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Bonitas Comrades Roadshow in Johannesburg

28 January 2019

With 131 days to go to the 2019 Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is aiming to get its 25,000 entrants race-ready for this year’s epic Up Run journey on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
 
The 94th edition of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon was launched last year with the theme ‘Sizonqoba – Together We Triumph’. The race will start at 5h3


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SPORTS AUTHOR JOHN CAMERON-DOW PASSES AWAY

18 January 2019

Committed sports author, Comrades Marathon historian and holder of Comrades Green Number 3155, John Cameron-Dow’s contribution to the Comrades Marathon has been immeasurable and he will forever be remembered through his recording of some of the Comrades Marathon’s rich history.
 
Comrades Marathon – The Ultimate Human Race (published 2011), by John Cameron-Dow, covere


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COMRADES ROADSHOW PREPARING YOU FOR THE LONG RUN

18 January 2019

If you are one of the 25,000 runners who will be tackling the Comrades Marathon, which requires grit, determination and proper training to make it to the start and across the finish line on 9 June, don’t worry, help is at hand.
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), together with major sponsor, Bonitas Medical Fund, are hosting educational, motivational and inspirational seminars to h


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COMRADES LEGEND REMEMBERED AS A RAY OF LIGHT

17 January 2019

It is with great sadness that the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) received news of the passing of Zeb Luhabe. Luhabe was not not only a Comrades personality, but a role model to so many throughout his community. He was 92 years old.
 
Luhabe was the oldest finisher in the 2003 Comrades Marathon and also the last runner to cross the finish line. A retired policeman from East London, he took


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON COUNTRY BREAKDOWN

01 November 2018

Athletes from 80 countries have entered the 2019 edition of The Ultimate Human Race. Entries for #Comrades2019 were fully subscribed within a week of the entry process opening with the lion’s share of international entries coming from the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe, India, USA, Brazil and Australia.

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “The response from the running community, both local


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON ENTRIES CLOSED

26 October 2018

With an unprecedented demand for entries into next year’s Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has now closed the entry process barely one week after the #Comrades2019 entry opening.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James says, “We reached the cap of 25,000 entries last night and therefore shut down the entry process. The unprecedented demand for Comrades Marathon en


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