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31 May 2015

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

Wow, what a feel-good day for South African sport!

Be sure to stay glued to www.sport24.co.za for more news from the 90th Comrades Marathon

31 May 2015

25TH OVERALL

Today's women's winner, South Africa's Caroline Wostmann, finished an oncredible 25th OVERALL!

31 May 2015

TWINS 3RD AND 4TH

Elena Nurgalieva finishes third, just ahead of her twin sister Olesya

31 May 2015

SECOND LADY

And it's more joy for South Africa as Charne Bosman finishes second!

31 May 2015

WELL DESERVED LIE DOWN
<strong>WELL DESERVED LIE DOWN</strong><br />

31 May 2015

MAKE IT A DOUBLE!

Caroline Wostmann has won the 90th edition of the Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Wostmann's win completely a South African double on the day after compatriot Gift Kelehe won the men's race.

Wostmann completed her own "double" after she won the Two Oceans earlier in the year.

Wostmann stopped the clock in a time of 6:12.22

31 May 2015

***CAROLINE WOSTMANN WINS COMRADES MARATHON***

31 May 2015

CLOSE TO A SA DOUBLE

Caroline Wostmann is mere minutes away from completing a South African double at this year's Comrades Marathon

31 May 2015

NO WALLY HAYWARD MEDALS TODAY

A Wally Hayward medal is awarded to all runners who finish OUTSIDE the Top 10 BUT under 6 hours

Today there were no runners...

31 May 2015

PAST WINNER 8TH

Former winner, Zimbabwe's Stephen Muzinghi finishes eighth

31 May 2015

FIRST VETERAN

South Africa's Claude Moshiywa finishes seventh - and the takes the veteran title

31 May 2015

STILL STANDING
<strong>STILL STANDING</strong><br />

31 May 2015

TOP 10

Difficult to say who has rounded off the Top 10 as SABC2 take a break!

31 May 2015

SECOND PLACE FINISHER

Mohammed Husien finishes second - walking across the line

31 May 2015

BROTHERLY HUG AT COMRADES FINISH

2015 Comrades winner Gift Kelehe embraces his brother Andrew who won the 2001 race.

Touching moment.

<p><strong>BROTHERLY HUG AT COMRADES FINISH</strong></p><p>2015 Comrades winner Gift Kelehe embraces his brother Andrew who won the 2001 race. </p><p>Touching moment.</p>

31 May 2015

SHOW OFF!

Gift Kelehe clearly has too much energy!

He's just run BACK down the finishing straight and performed 3 push ups!

31 May 2015

***GIFT KELEHE WINS 90TH COMRADES MARATHON***

31 May 2015

FORDYCE MAKES A GOOSE-BUMP STATEMENT

Bruce Fordyce calls the Comrades South Africa's greatest event.

Agree? If not, what is?

31 May 2015

FORDYCE MAKES A PREDICTION

9-time winner Bruce Fordyce confidently predicts that Gift Kelehe won't be caught and will win the 2015 Comrades Marathon

31 May 2015

14 MINUTE LEAD

Caroline Wostmann has a 14 minute lead!

31 May 2015

KELEHE OVER POLLY SHORTTS

Gift Kelehe has gone over Polly Shortts. No one in the history of the men's race has been caught after going over Polly Shortts first

He has between 7 and 8km to go...

31 May 2015

KELEHE ON POLLY SHORTTS

Men's leader Gift Kelehe is on Polly Shortts (yes, spelt with two 't's)

Should he summit in first place, there'll be no catching him #holdsthumbs

31 May 2015

TOILET BREAK

Women's leader Caroline Wostmann - already confounding everyone with her occasional walks - now ducks into a portable loo!

31 May 2015

FAMOUS ROADS

Gift Kelehe passes Wally Hayward Drive and Graeme Pope-Ellis Drive in Ashburton

Those from KZN will know that intersection. Those who know sport should know both those legends...

31 May 2015

CASH FOR RECORD

Mabybe a good time to mention that a record today in either the men's or women's race will see that lucky individual pocket a cool R1.5 million...

31 May 2015

HUGE LEAD

Caroline Wostmann holds a huge lead in the women's race

But it's not over until it's over...

31 May 2015

SPORT24 IS AT THE FINISH!

A shot of the finish line in Pietermaritzburg

Quiet now, but just you wait an hour or so!

<p><strong>SPORT24 IS AT THE FINISH!</strong></p><p>A shot of the finish line in Pietermaritzburg</p><p>Quiet now, but just you wait an hour or so!</p>

31 May 2015

DID YOU KNOW?

The last time South Africa had an local winner in both men's and women's races was 1992...

Winner's that day were:

Men

Jetman Msutu (after Charl Mattheus was disqualified)

Women

Frances van Blerk

31 May 2015

LEAD GROWS

Gift Kelehe's lead has grown to over a minute as he nears the famed - and smelly - chicken farms with about 18km to go...

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