MORE THAN 19,000 ATHLETES TO TAKE PART IN 2018 COMRADES MARATHON IN SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN– More than 19,000 athletes are expected to participate in this year’s Comrades Marathon, an ultra-marathon of approximately 89 kilometres between the port city of Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province and the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg.

Race Director Rowyn James said here Monday that the marathon taking place this Sunday is a “down run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

Participants of this most popular and internationally recognized ultramarathon will begin their run from outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and end at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The race is the second biggest number of entries we’ve had in the history of the race. Roughly 20,000 will register to come through and get goodie bags and of that (number), roughly 19,000 will start the race. As organizers we are working on 19,000.

Meanwhile some sections of the route has been changed to accommodate the new finish line at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The Comrades Marathon, which is run annually between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run of approximately 87 km from Durban and the “down” run about 89 to 90 km from Pietermaritzburg.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

MORE THAN 19,000 ATHLETES TO TAKE PART IN 2018 COMRADES MARATHON IN SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN– More than 19,000 athletes are expected to participate in this year’s Comrades Marathon, an ultra-marathon of approximately 89 kilometres between the port city of Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province and the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg.

Race Director Rowyn James said here Monday that the marathon taking place this Sunday is a “down run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

Participants of this most popular and internationally recognized ultramarathon will begin their run from outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and end at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The race is the second biggest number of entries we’ve had in the history of the race. Roughly 20,000 will register to come through and get goodie bags and of that (number), roughly 19,000 will start the race. As organizers we are working on 19,000.

Meanwhile some sections of the route has been changed to accommodate the new finish line at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The Comrades Marathon, which is run annually between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run of approximately 87 km from Durban and the “down” run about 89 to 90 km from Pietermaritzburg.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK