Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon

February 10, 2021

2021 Comrades Marathon Is Cancelled For 2nd Straight Year

Before 2020 and 2021, the last time the race hadn't been held was World War II (1941-45). It's a shame as the race started in 1921.
July 08, 2019

Jackie Mekler, ultramarathon legend and 5-time Comrades champ, passes away at age 87

Mekler was the oldest living Comrades champ. He once held both the up and down course records.
June 10, 2019

Gerda Steyn Destroys Field and Comrades "Up" Record, Breaks 6 Hr Barrier (5:58:43) and Wins by 18+ Minutes

In the men's race, Edward Mothibi (5:31:33) beat three-time champ Bongmusa Mthembu by 25 seconds as 100k WR holder Nao Kazami was third in 5:39:16. Sage Canaday was the top American in 21st. In the women's race, 2017 champ Camille Herron DNFd.
June 12, 2018

2018 Comrades: Bongmusa Mthembu repeated, Ann Ashworth pulled off upset in women's race

Asworth, a 2:48 marathoner, was a surprise winner in the women's race but the men's race went according to form as Bongmusa Mthembu became the first guy to repeat since Stephen Muzhingi did in 2010-11.
May 27, 2016

RRW: At 52, Colleen De Reuck To Maker Her Comrades Marathon Debut

De Reuck's has a strong connection to the race as she grew up very close to the race course and her father ran it 15 times and her brother finished in the top-10 in 1995.