Pepsi to quench runners’ thirst

2011-05-06 00:00

COMRADES Marathon Association (CMA) has clinched a three-year deal for the supply of carbonated drinks from Pepsi Cola SA, said association board member Sifiso Nzuza this week.

Pepsi will provide 44 000 litres of carbonated drinks to the Comrades Marathon, which will be distributed through the 48 refreshment stations along the marathon route.

The drinks will be supplied with 450 000 175ml Pepsi Cola-branded paper cups.

The 2011 Comrades Marathon has attracted a staggering 19 617 confirmed runners.

The entry fee for the race, first run in 1921 when 34 determined runners left Pietermaritzburg for Durban to commem

orate their comrades who fell during WW1, was US$180 (about R1 209) for foreign runners and R500 for runners from Africa.

The race takes place on Sunday, May 29, and starts at 5.30 am.

SABC2 will flight a live broadcast from the start in dDrban. — Witness Reporter.

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