Official distance 2010
The Comrades Marathon is staged under the auspices of KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA), a Provincial affiliate of Athletics South Africa (ASA).
TOTAL CONFIRMED ENTRIES: 7 MAY 2010
On Friday 7 May at 12h00 19 300 of the 23 500 athletes who entered for the 2010 Comrades Marathon have registered their qualifying details with the CMA. This is 83% of the entered field! With approximately 4300 entry details still to be confirmed, the CMA is confident that final confirmed race entries will grow to well over 20 000 over the next few weeks.
The CMA is delighted with the overwhelming response from aspiring and devoted Comrades Marathon athletes. The confirmed entries of 19 300 is already the second biggest field assembled under the Comrades banner in the 85 year history of the event! This bodes well for the CMA’s attempt to be included in the Guinness Book of Records as the Ultra-Marathon (80km and longer) with highest number of finishers.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that 26% (approximately 5000) of these are Novices (first time Comrades athletes) – a development that augurs well for the future growth and sustainability of this, the world’s biggest Ultra-Marathon.
With 23 days to go to race day the CMA appeals to those remaining athletes who have entered and qualified (on or before 26 April 2010) for this year’s race, to submit their qualifying details to the Comrades Marathon office urgently so that their entries can be confirmed on the 2010 race database.
“This achievement is a huge vote of confidence in Athletics and Road Running in particular. It is fantastic to see the commitment from both local and international athletes to South African sport in general, but more importantly, to The Ultimate Human Race, South Africa’s premier road race”, said Johan Van Staden, Race Director.
COMRADES MARATHON MEDIA RELEASE 2010/ 20
Statement Released 7 May 2010