Runners to watch at #Comrades2019

Former #Comrades2019 champs David Gatebe (2016); Gift Kelehe (2015) sitting pretty tight with defending champ Bong’musa Mthembu as they enter Hill Crest⁩.


The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) announced a strong contention of both South African and International athletes in the 94th edition of The Ultimate Human Race.

With more than R4-million in prize money, Sunday, 9 June 2019 will show us who truly rules the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal.

Last year’s champions Ann Ashworth and Bongmusa Mthembu will be looking to defend their respective titles this year.

Top five male contenders

Bongmusa Mthembu

Nao Kazami

Gift Kelehe

David Gatebe

Steven Way

Top female contenders

Ann Ashworth

Camille Herron

Charne Bosman

Devon Yanko

CMA chairperson Cheryl Winn said they wish all top contenders the very best on Sunday.

“The Comrades Marathon attracts the very best ultra-runners in the world and this year will be no different. This year’s up-run already promises to be an epic race,” said Winn.

The 94th running of the world-famous Comrades Marathon is scheduled to begin at 5.30am on Sunday, taking place from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

The CMA has introduced two new medals, the Isavel Roche-Kelly Medal and the Robert Mtshali Medal and increased the prize money for the Top 7 finishers.

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