Ready to Run?


We hope you’re getting ready for the 1st of June, because the world’s ultimate ultra-marathon is almost here. The gruelling 89km from Pietermaritzburg to Durban is always a test of the human spirit, but that journey is one of the most memorable in any runner’s life, and here at the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), we’re looking forward to once again presenting this historic race. – BY DELAINE COOLS

A word from Derek Van Dam, Chief Meteorologist for eTV & eNCA

“My expectation for this year’s Comrades is to come home and proudly hang my Back-to-Back medal on my living room wall. It is a particularly special race for me because it will be the second time I run the race with the love of my life.”

Radio personality Koula Budler on why she’s taking on Comrades 2014

“Making it to the top of Pollys last year and being cut off there due to time was a very humbling experience. It was my seventh Comrades and I thought I knew the race well. I’d never had a DNF prior to Comrades 2013, but it was the first time I had flown in from the US to run it, though, and I hope that I’m better prepared in terms of handling the jetlag this year. I am a little nervous attempting it this year, but Comrades truly is the greatest ultra in the world and I can’t wait to be part of this incredible race again!”