Winners bask in Comrades glory

2017-06-13 06:01
Camille Herron claims the women’s title. Photo: IAN CARBUTT

Camille Herron claims the women’s title. Photo: IAN CARBUTT

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COMRADES 2017 had a nail-biting finish with Bongmusa Mthembu grabbing the win with a time of 5:35:34.

He is also the first South African to win the Comrades Marathon more than once since Bruce Fordyce in 1990.

Mthembu, who loves running, said the race is more about a personal achievement than the win.

“It is about having fun, and proving that anyone can do it if you put your mind to it.”

In the women’s race, American long-distance runner Camille Herron returned to South Africa to accomplish her long-awaited goal claiming the title with a time of 6:27:35.

This was her maiden race and she was elated with her win.

- Witness

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