Cape Town - Jonas Buud, Nedbank Green Dream Team athlete and runner-up in the 2013 Comrades Marathon, has announced his withdrawal from this year’s race due to a stress fracture in his pelvic bone, announced Nick Bester, National Manager at the Nedbank Running Club.
“Unfortunately I have incurred a hip injury - a stress fracture of the pelvic bone. After doing a magnetic X-ray, my judgment is to not run before May. As you can imagine, it will be hard for me not to run the Comrades this year - really boring,” says Buud.
Buud finished second at the 2013 Comrades behind Claude Moshiywa in a time of 5 hours and 41 minutes. He has also won three Comrades gold medals and won the Swiss Davos Ultra Marathon seven times.
“I am disappointed with the news that Jonas will not take part in the Comrades this year. He is a strong uphill runner and, I believe, could have challenged a win this year. We at the Nedbank Running Club hope he recovers quickly and is ready to tackle the Comrades again next year,” concluded Bester.