Ambassadors

Ambassadors

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INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADORS PRO

 

In order to supplement its marketing efforts internationally, the Comrades Marathon Association came up with the idea of the Comrades International Ambassadors more than five years ago. Through this programme, passionate current Comrades Marathon runners and former runners are identified to represent Comrades Marathon in their own countries. Over the years this programme has grown from just having one active ambassador in Mighty Mark Bloomfield from the United States of America to have 14 active and passionate Ambassadors across the world.

 

WHAT DO AMBASSADORS DO?

 

All the Ambassadors are volunteers, and they liaise with both existing Comrades runners in their regions and the CMA. With the Comrades family spread through a wide range of cultural and ethnic groups around the world, they also give the CMA an insight as to how their area perceives the Comrades Marathon.

Amongst other things, The Comrades Ambassadors tell the “Comrades story” in their respective countries and regions. Specifically, the Comrades Ambassadors publicize the Comrades Marathon to the local running community, the media, the sports community, running shops, running apparel manufacturers, charities and community leaders in their countries.

Secondly, the Comrades Ambassadors are available “in-country” to potential and actual international runners. When the Comrades Marathon office receives requests for information from abroad, the local Ambassador is advised and makes him/herself available to compatriots to respond to general questions, to share personal experience, and to advise and assist in anyway possible. It adds a personal touch and helps facilitate greater international participation. Similarly, the Comrades Ambassadors seeks out opportunities at local ultras, marathons, and other races, and generally makes him/herself available to potential international participants.

Thirdly, the Comrades Ambassador advises the Comrades Marathon Association on its international runners program. This involves publicity for Comrades abroad, greater numbers of international runners, and linkages with national ultra running organization and perhaps individual ultras and potential foreign sponsors.

 

THE EXISTING AMBASSADORS ARE:

 

Argentina Javier Frega   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Australia Bruce Hargreaves This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brazil Nato Amaral This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Canada Andrea Moritz  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

France Marie Barreau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Germany Klaus Neumann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

India Amit Sheth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ireland Ian Bailey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Japan Sandy Kondo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Malaysia Frank Wei Siong Chong This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Namibia Joel Talbot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Netherlands Hans Koeleman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Poland Artur Kujawinski This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Portugal Tiago Dionisio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scandinavia Christian Madsen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scotland Don Mellor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tanzania Ryan Krause This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UAE, Dubai Nicholas Strachan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United Kingdom David Marsh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USA Mark Bloomfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Comrades Marathon Association appreciates the hard work and the time that these ambassador put in to market the comrades marathon globally. Through their determination and passion, the number of international runners coming to run the Comrades Marathon has tremendously increased each year.

Should you know somebody in your country (even yourself) who has the passion for Comrades and is prepared to spend some time talking Comrades to runners in their country, let the nearest Ambassador to you know and their name will be put forward to the CMA.