To commemorate the centenary of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, a very special hardcover publication will be released towards the end of the year.
For the first time, a history of the Comrades Marathon will be presented in a coffee-table book format, reflecting the extraordinary spectacle of the event, including many photographs which have not been published before.
The history of The Ultimate Human Race is celebrated from its humble beginnings, when 34 starters ran in 1921, to the present, which sees fields of over 20 000 runners, including many ultramarathon runners from around the world.
Spiced with stories of bygone days and fun anecdotes, the book also looks at everything that goes into making this massive event a smoothly run, world-leading exhibition of the best that South Africa has to offer.
In Your Stride: 100 Years of the Comrades Marathon, 1921-2021 is a must-have for anyone who has been inspired by the race.
It documents a unique ultramarathon that has set and continues to set the worldwide bar for astonishing endurance challenges undertaken and met by ordinary people.
It is an inspirational look at the power of the human spirit, captured beautifully over the course of a century of change in scenes that echo times that have passed and a promising future to come.
Consisting of 264 pages in full colour and a matt cover finish with UV spot varnish, the book is a 280 mm by 280 mm hard-cover publication crammed with loads of information and imagery on the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous ultramarathon.
Pre-order your copy now for R480, including packaging and delivery in South Africa, at www.igobooks.co.za
— Books Editor.