Fun walk to celebrate Comrades spirit

2010-05-26 00:00

WITH just four days to go before the Comrades Marathon, the City of Choice held a fun walk to celebrate the spirit of the Comrades and to galvanise more support for the 2010 World Cup.

Yesterday Msunduzi Mayor Mike Tarr and Comrades Marathon chairperson Dave Dixon led the walk, which started at Voortrekker High School and ended at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Motorists hooted aat the walkers while flying their flags high to signify solidarity ahead of the Fifa World Cup.

The team from People’s Bus were on hand to educate and entertain the people of Msunduzi. They highlighted the importance of singing the national anthem correctly, carrying the South African flag the proper way and teaching the short version of the Diski Dance.

Tarr said: “We have been through tough times as the people of Msunduzi, now we need to lighten up and enjoy ourselves … This World Cup will help turn things around for the country at large,” he added.

“Let us show the world how incredible we are as a nation. Let’s put problems behind us and rally behind our winning nation.”

Dixon said:“Just like the Local Organising Committee is ready to host the 2010 soccer World Cup, we are ready to host the Comrades Marathon, which is one of the most inclusive sporting events in the world.”

He said he is excited about the 20 000 athletes who will participate in the marathon on Sunday.

“We used the 2010 Fifa Word Cup as a leveraging arm both locally and internationally. We were able to register more than a 1 000 international athletes because of the World Cup.”

The walk was led by the South African Army band, which will be one of the main attractions at the KZN Military Tattoo at the Royal Showgrounds this weekend.





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