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Comrades Marathon

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Event Date:
31 May 2015
Product Delivery:
13 May 2015

The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km | 56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban.

The first Comrades Marathon took place on 24th May 1921, Empire Day, starting outside the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg with 34 runners. It has continued since then every year with the exception of the war years 1941-1945, with the direction alternating each year between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the so called up & down runs.

2015 the Comrades Marathon will be run  from Pietermaritzburg to Durban 20 000 runners taking part.

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