INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS

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COMRADES INTERNATIONAL BRAND AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME

In a bid to enhance its marketing efforts internationally, the Comrades Marathon Association initiated the Comrades Marathon International Brand Ambassadors Programme in 2005. Through this programme, passionate Comrades Marathon runners are identified to represent The Ultimate Human Race in their own countries. We currently have 25 Comrades Brand Ambassadors, including two Ambassadors-at-Large.

 

WHAT DO THE COMRADES BRAND AMBASSADORS DO?

All Comrades Brand Ambassadors are volunteers who 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 Brand 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 Brand Ambassadors are available ‘in-country’ to potential and actual international runners. When the Comrades Marathon office receives requests for information from abroad, the local Comrades Brand Ambassador is advised and makes him/herself available to compatriots to respond to general questions, to share personal experiences; and to advise and assist in any way possible.

It adds a personal touch and helps facilitate greater international participation. Similarly, the Comrades Brand Ambassadors seek out opportunities at local ultras, marathons, and other races; and generally makes him/herself available to potential international participants.

Thirdly, the Comrades Brand Ambassador advises the Comrades Marathon Association on its international runners’ programme. This involves publicity for Comrades abroad, inspiring greater numbers of international runners, and forging linkages with national ultra-running organizations and perhaps individual ultras, as well as potential foreign sponsors.

 

THE EXISTING COMRADES BRAND AMBASSADORS ARE:

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

Australia/New Zealand - Ambassador at Large

Bruce Hargreaves This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Australia - Eastern Cory Newman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Australia - Western Jacques Meyer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Austria Patrycja Gamsjager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Botswana Shirley Mosiakgabo 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 Cathy Hopkins 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.
Kenya Sandor Frigyik 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.
Scotland Don Mellor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
United Kingdom David Ross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
USA Admas Belilgne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
USA Pat Kongsilp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
USA - Ambassador at Large Mark Bloomfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zimbabwe Andrew Edmonson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The CMA appreciates the time, effort and enthusiasm that these Comrades Brand Ambassadors put into promoting the Comrades Marathon globally. Through their passion and commitment, the number of international runners participating in the Comrades Marathon has greatly increased each year.

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.