Comrades Marathon


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Comrades Marathon

n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) the Comrades Marathon South African an annual long-distance race run every year on the 16th of June from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, a distance of approximately 90 kilometres (56 miles). Often shortened to: the Comrades
[C20: first run after WWI by returning servicemen to commemorate their fallen comrades]
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It is this feature that attracts participants to achieve their fastest times as the Sasol Marathon is a Two Oceans and Comrades Marathon qualifier.
At the time, he had just completed two back-to-back marathons - a week apart in Paris and Manchester - as part of his training for the gruelling Comrades Marathon in South Africa.
The 26-year-old, who has only been running seriously for two years, will be back in Europe next month to compete in the Dublin Marathon with the famous Durban Comrades Marathon, which has a sell-out 20,000 on the start line, her big target for next year.
In March and May 2016, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) and Comrades Marathon were challenged by wheelchair participants to enter their ultramarathon races.
SEVERAL local athletes travelled to South Africa to take part in the Comrades Marathon, the world's oldest and largest ultra marathon race.
He revealed an added factor that contributed to his patient's recovery: De Wet is a seven-time Comrades Marathon athlete and was in superb physical shape.
Later this year he plans to climb to Everest base camp and next year he aims to do the Comrades marathon (56-mile ultra-marathon) over a three-week period wearing the old diving gear.
He won PS600 in 1999 after finishing 9th in the gruelling 90km South Africa Comrades marathon.
Indian national Mohamed Idris, 46, is an avid runner, whose time of eight hours and 56 minutes in the 89-km South African Comrades Marathon, earned him the Bill Rowan medal, which is awarded to all runners who complete the race in under nine hours and is named after the first winner in 1921.
The biting cold of the South Pole was in complete contrast to the warmth of the South African crowds who cheered her on during the Comrades Marathon.
SEAN McCORMACK and his son Steven both completed the Comrades Marathon in South Africa on Sunday.
This will be the second time the AUS team is participating together, after they completed a healthy 90km run last year in South Africa's Comrades Marathon.