20°C / 22°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 5°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 2°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 17°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 17°C
  • Sat
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 11°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 15°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 14°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 5°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 5°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 6°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 5°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 2°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 3°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 19°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 3°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 22°C
  • 8°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 19°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 9°C

#Comrades2018 Marathon top 10s fly SA flag high

South Africa has been done proud in the 2018 Comrades Marathon which is taking place today in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ann Ashworth won the 2018 Comrades women's race. Picture: Comrades Marathon/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has been done proud in the 2018 Comrades Marathon which is taking place today in KwaZulu-Natal.

The longest marathon in the world started at 5:30am on Sunday.

It was a South African one-two in the men's and women's categories with Bongumusa Mthembu and Joseph Mphuti in first and second in the men's race, while Ann Ashworth and Gerda Steyn came in first and second for the
women.

Mthembu finished the race in a personal best time of 5:26:39 and Ashworth finished in 6:10:04.

There were seven South Africans in the men's top ten with the other three athletes coming from Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Great Britain.

Five women in the top ten were South Africans, including Tanith Maxwell, Chane Bosman and Yolande Maclean.

Meanwhile, amputee runner Xolani Luvuno, who is aiming to complete the marathon on crutches, has already passed the halfway mark and is on course to finish.

Organisers have allowed him five extra hours to cross the finish line.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus