Gary Boshoff, CEO, Comrades Marathon Association, “I am ecstatic at the positive response from the loyal Comrades runners, in reaching the 15,000 threshold with 4 days to spare before 31 October. This is indicative of the strength of the Comrades brand and the special place the Comrades Marathon occupies in the local as well as global sport arena.
“We are however mindful of the thousands of disappointed runners that have missed the cut off, however they can take heart from the fact that the Comrades Marathon is here to stay and that there will be many more opportunities to run The Ultimate Human Race” said Boshoff.
A reminder to all novices that are wishing to run the 2010 Comrades Marathon, that entries open on the 1st November at 09h00 (South African time) and will close on 30 November 2009, or when 5,000 entries have been received by the CMA office. Enter online via our website or at any Mr Price retail store countrywide. We urge all potential runners to enter early to avoid disappointment.
Statement Released 27 October 2009
COMRADES MARATHON MEDIA RELEASE 2010/07