Cold at start. Morozova was holding steady in 3, © 2020 Comrades. Over the final 8 kilometres there was no stopping Ashworth. Bosman, on the other hand, was closing, although at Sherwood, a mere 7 kilometres from the finish, she trailed by 8m 23s, a margin that many maintained was still safe for the struggling leader. Pitso Mosimane steers Al Ahly to 2-0 win against Wydad in Casablanca, Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi: George Maluleka is going nowhere. How is it though that we can be celebrating both the 100th and 95th race in the same year? Mild at start. The galaxy of potential winners that assemble on the start line every year, makes a mockery of pre-race predictions. No one else is in with a realistic chance.”. Edward Mothibi 5:31:33Bongmusa Mthembu 5:31:58Nao Kazami 5:39:16Mahlomola Sekhonyana 5:43:52Joseph Manyedi 5:44:34Justin Cheshire 5:45:13Henri Ansio 5:45:29Marko Mambo 5:48:30Gordon Lesetedi 5:52:40Siya Mqambeli 5:52:51, Top 5 Mens Elite, Gerda Steyn 5:58:53Alexandra Morozova 6:17:40Caitriona Jennings 6:24:12Ann Ashworth 6:27:15Dominika Stelmach 6:34:58Jenna Challenor 6:35:18Aigul Mingazova 6:43:56Charne Bosman 6:49:39Catrin Jones 6:52:44Mary Khourie 6:55:27, Top 5 Women's Elite On the approach to the city centre, in an altercation with a motorcycle-mounted traffic officer, she was knocked to the ground. Club: Search Runner: Race No: Name: Club: Copyright © 2014-2020 : Comrades Marathon Association In the end, the record was not broken… it was destroyed… shattered… trashed.

During the 1939 Comrades Marathon, tensions in Europe were high and there was clear evidence of a second major war breaking out. The organisers were unsure of how many runners would have been called for duty, which had 23 people lined up to start. Going through Winston Park in 3h 31m 07s, Mambo, looking impressive, had moved into a tenuous lead.

At Cato Ridge, she had moved into 2nd position. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban on the morning of 10 June 2019 with the winners, Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn, other top performers, CMA sponsors including major sponsor Bonitas, government dignitaries, road-running officials and the media. Despite the unquestioned, and proven, class of those she would be up against – women like Colleen de Reuck and Charne Bosman, the 2015 runner-up – the cognoscenti were adamant; Wostmann had to fail, rather than another having to run way above their known ability, to beat her. She was followed by Morozova, Bosman and Steyn. On the surge down Polly Shortt’s, a sole runner, Khoarahlane Seutoali from Lesotho, slowly edged away from the packed field and held a slender advantage at the first checkpoint at the Lion Park turn-off; sixteen kilometres from the start. First to show, as the field passed through Pinetown, was Camille Herron (USA) in (1h 18m 24s). In the modern era, predicting the winner of the Comrades Marathon is more difficult than selecting the first six numbers to be drawn from the drum in the national lottery. Bosman was back in 3rd place, a further 3 minutes in arrears. The international runners made up a larger part of the field than previous years with the United Kingdom leading the way, followed by India, Zimbabwe, Brazil, USA & Australia all have more than 100 entries respectively.

South African runners Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn completed race wins in the 2019 Comrades Marathon. In the closing stages, away from the television cameras, and oblivious of the drama ahead, Swede, Kajsa Berg, and American, Sarah Bard, contested the Bronze Medal with Berg succeeding by 3m 31s.

Picture: @ComradesRace/Twitter, Kolisi leads rusty Stormers to victory over Lions, Exeter boss Baxter 'all over the place' after Champions Cup triumph, Mosimane ends Wydad jinx as Ahly triumph in Morocco, 'Season starts today' for Solskjaer as Man Utd get back on track, All Blacks blow away Wallabies to take grip on Bledisloe Cup, Sloppy Chelsea punished as Vestergaard rescues Saints, 1 dead, 4 missing after boat capsizes on Vaal River, France to rally in solidarity, defiance after beheading of teacher, Malema: White people must apologise & pay money for genocide, murder & apartheid, Police probe murder case after elderly couple attacked in their Muizenberg home. As the Armada sailed into Durban, past the Mayville checkpoint, with a shade over 30 minutes running ahead of them, all the final Gold Medallists had assembled themselves in the top ten places. Comrades Marathon winners Edward Mothibi, Bongmusa Mthembu, Charne Bosman and Ann Ashworth headline the list of big names taking part … My day starts at 4.30am when I prepare for work. Here is the answer you’ve been looking for. Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now. The trip between Cato Ridge and Drummond appeared to have troubled most of the pursuers. Such was his dominance, as he ran further away from his chief rivals with every stride, the ‘real race’ turned into the fight for the Silver Medal.

“Gatebe or Mthembu? Crossing the Mpusheni Stream, Mthembu struck. But the most important thing is to run and finish the race and then wait for the results from another city,” said Mothibi. With three previous winners, Ludwick Mamabolo, Bongmusa Mthembu and Claude Moshiywa just strides behind the leader, Bernard Dandadzi, in the lead group through the midpoint, the only certainty was that anyone could win. All I have to say is, thank you to the people who have supported me through thick and thin.”. In little more than an hour, the question was answered.

“It’s a two-horse race” opined the cognoscenti. In past years, the main contenders were markedly superior, with the result that positions were established early on and very few changes occurred during the remainder of the race. Join us for Comrades Marathon 2021 and become a part of this awesome event’s history. The Cape Town marathon gave me something to prepare. Steyn became the first woman to run the Comrades up run in less than six hours. No one could possibly whittle away more than 30 seconds per kilometer, on the run-in, to cause a major upset; not with a smiling Wostmann flowing so freely. my favourites. The order at the Crompton Street checkpoint was. Once the city had been left behind, a large group, in which all the big names were present, had already assembled in the vanguard, for the dash across the rollercoaster section between the top of Polly Shortts, through Camperdown and Cato Ridge to the crest of Inchanga. Charne Bosman, led the charge out of Pietermaritzburg, but she was never allowed to venture too far ahead. Can Gatebe reproduce his fabulous 2016 Down Run best time performance?

Bosman ran, triumphantly, onto the Kingsmead turf; a clear winner in 6h 25m 55s, slightly less than five minutes ahead of Wostmann. Within two kilometers, he had moved into the lead and from that moment, the race was over. Read more about our. The big test now lay ahead; Ashburton and Polly Shortt’s Hills in quick succession. The order at the Subway was Herron (4h 10m 11s), Morozova (4h 16m 55s), Nunige (4h 18m 26s), Bosman (4h 18m 35s) and De Reuck (4h 23m 27s). Comrades Marathon: leaderboard. Next year is a big one for the iconic Comrades Marathon. 2020 was the first year in Comrades Marathon History in 75 years that the Comrades Marathon was not run. Meanwhile, Gerda Steyn was the first woman to get to the finish line.

The Two Oceans Marathon, which was scheduled for this month has also been cancelled. Mothibi won the race after a fourth placed finish in his Comrades debut last year, pipping defending champion Bongmusa Mthembu by just 25 seconds. He finished fourth in the 2018 Comrades Marathon. There were only 22 runners at the start line in 1946. “I bought a house in 2018 and paid it off with the 2019 Comrades marathon winnings,” said Mothibi, who is coached by Dave Adams since 2012. Unfortunately, many Comrades runners were in no condition to run as a result of the physical strain their bodies had been under in the battlefields and as prisoners of war camps. Wostmann was walking up the hill… cramp… the distance-runners number one enemy.