2012 Comrades Marathon (Durban, South Africa) 89K / 56mi Ultramarathon

A Kingsmead Cricket Ground MyDurban selected video: "The Ultimate Human Race", South Africa's 2012 Comrades ultra marathon (89km / 56mi) on 2012/06/03) was my 100th lifetime marathon / ultra. It was a "down" year, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban, ZAF. This video is of the finish line, inside Kingsmead Cricket Ground / Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban, a day before the race. It is the world's largest ultra. I was blessed to be accompanied by friends from NYC, Dallas, & Houston, who all ran and helped … [Read more...]

Mthembu and Greenwood winners of 89th Comrades Marathon

A Kingsmead Cricket Ground MyDurban selected video: Bongmusa Mthembu won the 89th Comrades Marathon after clinching the men's 'down run' title by a comfortable margin in Durban's Kingsmead Cricket Ground. The Nedbank runner, winner of three previous gold medals in one of the world's most famous ultra-marathons, crossed the line in a time of 5:28.34 to walk away with a cool R350, 000 prize money.... Mthembu finished the 89.28km race over four minutes ahead of second placed Ludwick Mamabolo, the defending 'down … [Read more...]

Cut-off times for Comrades

The 90th Comrades Marathon, an up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, May 31, 2015 will have six official cut-offs along the route. The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James, has announced that the following cut-offs have been confirmed and will form part of this year’s race rules. The total distance is 87.7km and the race will start at 05:30. Route area/landmark - Distance done - Distance to go - Time: Cowies Hill - 17km - 70.7km - 2:40:00 (08:10) Winston Park - 30.7km - 57km - 4:30:00 … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Stephen Muzhingi – Winner Comrades Marathon 2010

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Stephen Muzhingi - Winner Comrades Marathon 2010 Image by Kleinz1 Stephen Muzhingi (Zimbabwe) won the 2010 Comrades Marathon men's race in a time of 5h29:01. The race is help annually between the South African cities of Pietermarizburg and Durban (or vice-versa). He is pictured here, having entered Durban's Kingsmead Cricket stadium and having been given the traditional message from the Mayor of Pietermaritzburg for … [Read more...]