Comrades signs 3-year partnership with Thirsti Water

Comrades signs 3-year partnership with Thirsti Water: Runners will quench their thirst with Thirsti Water at this year’s 94th Comrades Marathon after the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) announced the signing of a 3-year partnership with local bottled water company, Thirsti Water. The top spring water brand will feature as the exclusive Hydration Partner to the Comrades Marathon going forward. Runners will be supplied with Thirsti Water at refreshment stations all along the 87km Comrades route, in addition to other traditional refreshments. … [Read more...]

WATCH: Durban runner raises R280 000 for Aids centre during Comrades

Durban in the News: WATCH: Durban runner raises R280 000 for Aids centre during Comrades: Ultra marathon runner Dean Wight is no stranger to crossing the finish line at the Comrades Marathon, in fact he’s done it 27 times. But this year was extra special. Watch. Verulam man accused of raping stepdaughter to appear in court: The 43-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter is due to appear in the Verulam Magistrate's Court. 'Our people still go missing without a trace,' says activist during KZN World … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Olesya Nurgalieva – Winner Comrades Marathon 2009

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Olesya Nurgalieva - Winner Comrades Marathon 2009 Image by Kleinz1 Olesya Nurgalieva enters the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban to be the first woman home in the Comrades Marathon 2009. Her twin sister Elena was second. The 89Km marathon is run annually between Pietermaritzburg and Durban (or vice versa), … [Read more...]

The Ocean Comrades Race – 4 Men in a Little Yacht

The Ocean Comrades Race – 4 Men in a Little Yacht: The Wallbanger delivery crew left PE for Durban on 15 April. Onboard were Sonja Morphis, Michael Cullum, John Tudehope and Riaan Du Toit. Photo: Alan Straton South Africa’s oldest ocean sailing race – the Vasco Da Gama will see the third and last (for now) running of the race from Durban to Port Elizabeth start on Thursday 27 April in Durban at midday. The straight line distance for this 46th edition of the race is 400 nautical miles (740 kilometres), which can increase somewhat if … [Read more...]