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THE Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) have said they are not in a bad financial state despite cancelling the race for the second year running due to Covid-19. This year’s Comrades Marathon was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 13 but now they will hold a virtual race instead.

In a statement sent out on Thursday, CMA chairperson Cheryl Winn said the association is currently in a very healthy financial position thanks to the prudent financial controls of the current board and the foresight of previous administrations in setting aside funds in anticipation of some future “rainy day”.

“Quite to the contrary, we are actually in a healthy financial state despite having cancelled two consecutive editions of the Comrades Marathon, owing to Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown and associated restrictions on mass participation sporting events,” said Winn.

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