Can you believe that the Comrades Marathon was a soldier’s dream? Vic Clapham founded the Marathon in 1921 never knowing that 93 years later, close to twenty thousand runners would take to the road from Durban to Pietermaritzburg to Run his dream.
With entries from all over the world, the runners congregate on the 31st May 2015 in Durban at the City Hall to run a race 89 km to Pietermaritzburg. This is the so called – “Up run” as it goes from Sea level up to 900 meters. Click here to view the Map route.
Throughout the race there are cut off times for runner participating, with Polly Shortts being the last cut off point after 11Hr 10min and just under 8 km to the finish with few runners other than the top 10 or so actually running this 2km stretch of hill. But in the camaraderie and spirit of the race many make it with help of others and others having to come back the following year to try piece back their broken hearts. For many runners this is the holy grail of runs.