Naidoo the most common surname at this year’s Comrades Marathon

2010-05-26 00:00

THE most common surname among the 23 000 runners in Sunday’s Comrades Marathon will be the 151 Naidoos. Botha, Govender, Van der Merwe and Smith follow closely behind.

Almost half the entrants — 11 026 — are English speakers, and 2 195 are Zulu speakers. The language with the smallest representation is Northern Sotho, with only 416 runners. Altogether, 1 145 accountants and auditors are putting down their calculators to run the race, and 1 119 of the total number of runners are teachers.

Demonstrating the SA Police Force’s fitness in the Comrades are the 340 police officers .


The Witness will publish full race results on Monday.

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