Comrades: deadline extended

2009-04-02 00:00

For the first time in Comrades history, the deadline for entries has been extended — to April 6 — partly because of confusion over the status of the marathon.

“Since the closing date, we were inundated with telephone calls, e-mails and faxes from desperate runners wishing to still enter.

Most, if not all, stated that they had not entered due to misleading reports that the Comrades may be cancelled,” said Comrades Marathon Association spokesman Craig Fry.

Fry said that the decision was a difficult one for management to make. All runners who wish to participate in the marathon can do so online on the CMA website, at Mr Price stores or at the Post Office.

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