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2019

  • MY COMRADES STORY BY TIKHO NOV

    MY COMRADES STORY BY TIKHO NOV

    “In April 2018, I tied up my very first running shoes, the Nike Pegasus 34 at the invitation of my friend Kuvha. We went jogging for 3km which knocked me down for 2 weeks. Two months later, I found...
  • SCHOOL DESKS MADE FROM RECYCLED COMRADES WASTE

    SCHOOL DESKS MADE FROM RECYCLED COMRADES WASTE

    “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X   The CMA got into the spirit of giving again after it donated 80 recycled school desks...
  • RESULTS OF THE 2019 GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    RESULTS OF THE 2019 GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    The 13th edition of the much-loved community road running affair, the Greater Edendale Race, took off beautifully on Sunday, 17 November, as the community of Edendale woke up to an overcast but...
  • CMA AGM AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS

    CMA AGM AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS

    At its recent Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 21 November 2019, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board paid tribute to its outgoing Vice Chairperson Sifiso Nzuza, for having served...
  • COMRADES AWARDED IAU GOLD LABEL STATUS

    COMRADES AWARDED IAU GOLD LABEL STATUS

    The Comrades Marathon has been awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). The accolade is a feather in the cap for The Ultimate Human Race which holds a number of...
  • COMRADES MARATHON SUSPENDS CHEATS

    COMRADES MARATHON SUSPENDS CHEATS

    Runners found to have been cheating in the Comrades Marathon are tarnishing the reputation of the sport and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), as well as disrespecting fellow athletes.   It is in this...
  • MY COMRADES STORY BY GARTH DIERS, MD

    MY COMRADES STORY BY GARTH DIERS, MD

    “I was running peacefully on the downhill section into Kloof when it happened. I had decided to cross the road to a water point and looking backwards to not bump into any runners, I hit a cats-eye...
  • AIMS AWARDS GALA IN ATHENS, GREECE

    AIMS AWARDS GALA IN ATHENS, GREECE

    CMA General Manager, Keletso Totlhanyo and IT & Entries Coordinator, Kyle Govender represented the Comrades Marathon at the annual AIMS Congress in Athens, Greece. They also attended the AIMS Awards...
  • WHY RACE FOR CHARITY?

    WHY RACE FOR CHARITY?

    Race 4 Charity offers runners an opportunity to deepen the experience of running the Comrades Marathon by combining their hard work in training into something generous for charity. It’s a chance to...
  • ABAYOMI NDLOVU AT GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    ABAYOMI NDLOVU AT GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    The 13th edition of the fun community road running Greater Edendale 10km race takes place this Sunday, 17 November at the FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale. Abayomi Ndlovu will be running...
  • #COMRADES2020 ENTRY CAP REACHED

    #COMRADES2020 ENTRY CAP REACHED

    With the #Comrades2020 entry cap for South African athletes having been reached, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that it regrettably cannot accept any more local entries.   The South...
  • CLOSURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRIES

    CLOSURE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRIES

    The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that South African entries into next year’s 95th Comrades Marathon are officially closed.   This, after the South African-specific entry cap of...
  • OBITUARY: DON OLIVER (COMRADES RACE NO.3128)

    OBITUARY: DON OLIVER (COMRADES RACE NO.3128)

    Former Comrades Marathon runner, supporter, motivator, mentor and friend to The Ultimate Human Race, Don Oliver has passed away. He was 85 years old. Don successfully completed the Comrades Marathon 19...
  • MY COMRADES NOVICE DREAM BY JUNAID ROOPNARAIN

    MY COMRADES NOVICE DREAM BY JUNAID ROOPNARAIN

    “My childhood dream was to complete the Comrades Marathon. I had successfully qualified at the Winelands Marathon but found that preparation towards the big day was hampered with an injury with four...
  • ENTER NOW - 13TH GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    ENTER NOW - 13TH GREATER EDENDALE RACE

    All roads lead to Edendale this November as the CMA celebrates an exciting day of community road-running on Sunday, 17 November 2019 when it hosts the annual 10km Greater Edendale Race. The event is...
  • TOP JOURNALIST & FUNDRAISER AWARDS

    TOP JOURNALIST & FUNDRAISER AWARDS

    The CMA’s Top Charity Fundraiser, Dean Wight, who raised over R300-thousand for the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, was also honoured for his huge heart and magnificent contribution to charitable...
  • AMABEADIBEADI & RACE4CHARITY

    AMABEADIBEADI & RACE4CHARITY

    More than R40-million has been raised off the CMA’s charity platforms over the past decade. Six charities will once again benefit from the Amabeadibeadi Official Charity drive for 2020. They are...
  • #COMRADES2020 – LICENSE TO DREAM

    #COMRADES2020 – LICENSE TO DREAM

    With the just unveiled #Comrades2020 campaign slogan, ‘Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream’, the Comrades Marathon Association has dared all aspirant participants in next year’s Ultimate Human Race to...
  • LAUNCH OF 2020 COMRADES MARATHON

    LAUNCH OF 2020 COMRADES MARATHON

    Comrades Marathon runners have been given a license to dream. With the just unveiled #Comrades2020 campaign slogan, ‘Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream’, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has dared all...
  • #SEEYOUTHROUGH WITH COCA-COLA

    #SEEYOUTHROUGH WITH COCA-COLA

    #SeeYouThrough as Coca-Cola brings excitement to Comrades Marathon As an official race partner of the 2019 Comrades Marathon, Coca-Cola brings back #SeeYouThrough as an initiative for family and...
  • THE MIZUNO WAVE RIDER 22 COMRADES EDITION

    THE MIZUNO WAVE RIDER 22 COMRADES EDITION

    Mizuno introduces you to the most exciting edition of the Mizuno Wave Rider 22. This is a phenomenal shoe for the phenomenal runner! Mizuno and Brand ID Marketing Manager, Paul Copson says, “I truly...
  • AMABEADIBEADI CHARITY UPDATE

    AMABEADIBEADI CHARITY UPDATE

    AMABEADIBEADI CHARITY PRODUCTS FOR SALE This year the CMA’s Charities Committee has selected a wide range of products for our runners to choose from, and the best part is, you are supporting the 6...
  • THANKS TO OUR BRAZILIAN ATHLETES

    THANKS TO OUR BRAZILIAN ATHLETES

    Hundreds of pairs of new and used running shoes will be donated to charity, thanks to the generosity and goodwill of our Comrades runners from Brazil. Comrades International Brand Ambassador for...
  • #COMRADES2019 STARTERS VS FINISHERS

    #COMRADES2019 STARTERS VS FINISHERS

    EntryType Total Registered Total Starters Total Finishers Novice Entries Novice Registered Novice Starters Novice Finishers Green# Entries Green# Registered Green# Starters Green# Finishers SA -...
  • COMRADES REFRESHMENT STATIONS

    COMRADES REFRESHMENT STATIONS

    Runners were well refreshed and nourished on Comrades race day, thanks to more than 3000 dedicated volunteers who manned the 43 refreshment stations along the 86,83km route between Durban and...
  • THANK YOU TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT & MEDICAL PERSONNEL

    THANK YOU TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT & MEDICAL PERSONNEL

    CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has thanked SAPS, eThekwini Metro, Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) and Msunduzi Traffic Services for ensuring the safe passage of Comrades runners, supporters and...
  • COMMUNITY CHEST LACES IT UP

    COMMUNITY CHEST LACES IT UP

    Caption: M&E Officer for the Pietermaritzburg Community Chest, Christian Dlamini (front row centre) is seen distributing shoes to members of Buxton Workshop at the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health...
  • OBITUARY: JACKIE MEKLER (COMRADES RACE NO.9)

    OBITUARY: JACKIE MEKLER (COMRADES RACE NO.9)

    The oldest surviving Comrades Marathon winner has passed away at the age of 87. Jackie Mekler was not just a runner and a winner, he was one of the Comrades Great 5-time Winners who completed The...
  • MEDALS BY NUMBERS

    MEDALS BY NUMBERS

    CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that 19,216 medals in 9 medal categories were handed out to 16,439 finishers. Gold 20 Wall Hayward 8 Isavel Roche-Kelly 20 Silver 540 Bill Rowan 2364 Robert...
  • TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST FOR THE WINNER

    TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST FOR THE WINNER

    “I am overjoyed and so grateful; this new Toyota Corolla Quest came at a time when I really needed a new car after experiencing problems with my current vehicle.” 64-year old Mohammed Akoojee says...
  • MY COMRADES STORY BY HENK JANSE VAN RENSBURG JUNIOR

    MY COMRADES STORY BY HENK JANSE VAN RENSBURG JUNIOR

    “My father runs the Comrades Marathon. My mom says that he started to run 2 days after I was born. And then she stares at me kind of funny; a look that says funny coincidence; like it was my fault…...
  • MY COMRADES STORY BY HAMISH HARDRES-WILLIAMS

    MY COMRADES STORY BY HAMISH HARDRES-WILLIAMS

    “My story began when I was in my mid-teens. After taking part in the 1500m and Cross Country, I had the crazy idea of one day attempting to cross the finish line of The Ultimate Human Race. However, as Murphy...
  • MY COMRADES STORY BY ZANDI ZWANE

    MY COMRADES STORY BY ZANDI ZWANE

    “My #Comrades experience was a little different. It was a busy year and my training was very bad since I was preparing for my Pageant International competition, that was going to take place in...
  • 2020 COMRADES MARATHON ENTRY PROCESS

    2020 COMRADES MARATHON ENTRY PROCESS

    There has been an unprecedented number of enquiries regarding the opening of entries for next year’s Comrades Marathon. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has therefore advised all aspirant...
  • 2019 COMRADES MARATHON WINNERS

    2019 COMRADES MARATHON WINNERS

    It was a fabulous day for road running as 19,103 athletes took to the start line of the 94th Comrades Marathon.  Nedbank Running Club’s Edward Mothibi won the Comrades Marathon Men’s Race in a time...
  • 2019 COMRADES MARATHON PROVISIONAL RESULTS

    2019 COMRADES MARATHON PROVISIONAL RESULTS

    The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban this morning (10.6.2019) with the winners, Edward Mothibi and...
  • COMRADES RUNNERS AND SUPPORTERS RAISE MILLIONS

    COMRADES RUNNERS AND SUPPORTERS RAISE MILLIONS

    “Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.” –...

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