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Comrades Official Cut-offs Confirmed

Comrades Official Cut-offs Confirmed

19 May 2015 - The 90th Comrades Marathon, an up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 31 May 2015 will have six official cut-offs along the route. The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Race Di...
90th Comrades Marathon Medical Provisions

90th Comrades Marathon Medical Provisions

13 May 2015 - The 90th Comrades Marathon which starts outside Durban’s City Hall on Sunday, 31 May 2015 has extensive medical emergency, first aid and physiotherapy provisions for its thousands of particip...
Getting Amped for Comrades Marathon

Getting Amped for Comrades Marathon

11 May 2015 - Pics from The Comrades Marathon, world's greatest ultra - a gruelling 87km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. Get ready for this year's race on 31 May 2015. Bamba Iqhaza!
2015 Comrades Marathon Route Distance Confirmed

2015 Comrades Marathon Route Distance Confirmed

08 May 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the final race distance for the 90th Comrades Marathon. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed that the route measurement has been finali...
Comrades Marathon – Zero Tolerance Against Ambush Marketers

Comrades Marathon – Zero Tolerance Against Ambush Marketers

05 May 2015 - As South Africa gears up for the 90th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 31 May 2015, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has issued a very strong warning to so-called ‘ambush marketers’....
#NedbankGreenMile Brings Carnival to the Comrades

#NedbankGreenMile Brings Carnival to the Comrades

16 April 2015 - Nedbank, a major sponsor of the Comrades Marathon since 2002, will be bringing fun and flair to the 90th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 31 May 2015. The prominent financial institution will host the ...
Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens tomorrow

Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens tomorrow

31 March 2015 - The official 2015 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens tomorrow (1 April 2015). This means that runners who were unable to enter the 2015 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period ...
Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens on 1 April 2015

Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens on 1 April 2015

20 March 2015 - Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to enter the 2015 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2014) now have an opportunity to still be part of the...
New General Manager at Comrades Marathon

New General Manager at Comrades Marathon

17 March 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association has appointed a new General Manager. Chris Fisher officially takes over as the CMA's General Manager as of the 1st of April 2015. With a background in spo...
Comrades Marathon Roadshow in Cape Town this week

Comrades Marathon Roadshow in Cape Town this week

04 March 2015 - The Cape Town leg of the annual Comrades Marathon roadshow takes place this week. These informative sessions are geared at preparing runners for the 90th Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 31 M...
Old Mutual-Comrades Women’s Seminar in Durban this weekend

Old Mutual-Comrades Women’s Seminar in Durban this weekend

18 February 2015 - Durban is where it’s at! Female participants in this year’s Comrades Marathon are being specially catered for. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will host the Old Mutual-Comrades ...
Comrades Marathon Roadshow in Eastern Province & Western Cape this week

Comrades Marathon Roadshow in Eastern Province & Western Cape this week

16 February 2015 - The Eastern Province and Western Cape will host the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) annual roadshow this week. Runners will be able to attend the innovative road-running workshops in Po...
Old Mutual-Comrades Women’s Seminar in Joburg this weekend

Old Mutual-Comrades Women’s Seminar in Joburg this weekend

05 February 2015 - Female runners taking on the Comrades Marathon challenge this year are in for a treat. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will host the Johannesburg leg of the Old Mutual-Comrades Women Sem...
Awesome Old Mutual-Comrades Women Seminar in Cape Town

Awesome Old Mutual-Comrades Women Seminar in Cape Town

03 February 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted the Cape Town leg of the Old Mutual-Comrades Women Seminars at the Garden Court-Nelson Mandela Boulevard this past weekend. With a sold-out venue ...
Possible slight change in 2015 Comrades Marathon Route

Possible slight change in 2015 Comrades Marathon Route

23 January 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that it is considering a marginal change in the race route for the 90th Comrades Marathon to be held on Sunday, 31 May 2015. CMA Race Di...
New Balance Comrades Gear

New Balance Comrades Gear

17 November 2014 - With nearly 16000 runners already entered for the 90th edition of the Comrades Marathon and training schedules well underway, it is time to update your training gear and get into New Balance Comrad...
Last month for 2015 Comrades Marathon Entries

Last month for 2015 Comrades Marathon Entries

03 November 2014 - Entries for the 90th Comrades Marathon will close at month end or as soon as the cap of 23000 has been reached. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that more than 14230 entries ha...

2014 Spirit of Comrades Awards

27 October 2014 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) rewarded some amazing individuals for showcasing the spirit of Comrades at its annual awards gala in Durban on Friday, 24 October 2014. The CATHSSETA Spirit ...
Closing of 2015 Comrades Marathon Early Bird Entries

Closing of 2015 Comrades Marathon Early Bird Entries

26 September 2014 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that early bird entries for the 90th Comrades Marathon entry process will close on 30 September 2014. So far, 9420&nbs...
Official launch of Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge

Official launch of Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge

18 September 2014 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) officially launched the Comrades-KZNA Relay Challenge at the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban yesterday. T...
Launch of the 90th Comrades Marathon

Launch of the 90th Comrades Marathon

14 August 2014 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) launched its campaign for the 90th Comrades Marathon today (Thursday, 14 August 2014). Members of the media along with South Africa’s top runners, spor...
What is your Comrades Pacing Strategy?

What is your Comrades Pacing Strategy?

27 May 2014 - Pacing can make or break your Comrades Marathon. Go out too fast on Sunday and you are in for a long day. Go out too slow and you will be chasing the clock all day. But how do you get your pacing s...
Race week: What to do & not to do

Race week: What to do & not to do

26 May 2014 - It is Comrades Marathon 2014 race week. This time next week, it will all be over. All that will remain are memories and aching bodies. As important as Sunday’s Comrades Marathon is, the week ...
The Second Half of the Comrades Marathon Down Run

The Second Half of the Comrades Marathon Down Run

07 May 2014 - The second half of the Comrades Marathon down run is brutal. There is no other way to describe it. After what a is rather challenging run up until that point, you reach the 39km to go board and the...
The First Half of the Comrades Down Run

The First Half of the Comrades Down Run

06 May 2014 - As I write this we are 25 days away from the 2014 Comrades Marathon. Less than three and a half weeks. As the final preparations get made for Comrades race day and the last bit of training gets don...
Nedbank Green Mile

Nedbank Green Mile

05 May 2014 - The Comrades Marathon happening on the 1st June 2014 is the world's oldest and largest ultra-marathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km between the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal Province in So...

The Comrades Marathon Start

05 May 2014 - This time in four weeks it will all be over. The 2014 Comrades Marathon will be history. The dust will have settled and the aches and pains will really have set in the morning after. For the most p...
Charitable runners to run the distance of 10 Comrades Marathons in 10 days.

Charitable runners to run the distance of 10 Comrades Marathons in 10 days.

05 May 2014 - The Comrades marathon occupies a special place in the South African soul. It’s an epic ultra marathon that many runners aspire to complete each year. Three runners have taken on the task of r...

How long is too long?

09 April 2014 - As the weeks and days tick by, this year’s Comrades Marathon is rapidly approaching. March and April are critical months and by now you should know when you are going to be doing the longest ...
How to predict your Comrades time

How to predict your Comrades time

04 April 2014 - As the 2014 Comrades Marathon gets closer and closer and as a Comrades runner you get fitter and stronger, thoughts always shift to race day. What race strategy should I employ? Is my nutrition pla...