Clean sweep for SA at Comrades
Gift Kelehe won the men's race & Caroline Wostmann won the women's race.
DURBAN - South Africa has come out tops at the Comrades Marathon with Gift Kelehe winning the men's race and Caroline Wostmann winning the women's race.
Kelehe completed the race in a time of 5:38:35, seven minutes and 39 seconds ahead of second placed Ethiopian Mohammed Husien.
Gift Kelehe wins the 90th comrades marathon pic.twitter.com/u8WQwmcVJk— Comrades Marathon (@ComradesRace) May 31, 2015
Caroline Wostman 2015 Comrades champion pic.twitter.com/f0HAMOsDny— Comrades Marathon (@ComradesRace) May 31, 2015
South Africa's Hatiwande Nyamande came third.
3rd place Hatiwande from F1 pic.twitter.com/J8jWm4AjQJ— Comrades Marathon (@ComradesRace) May 31, 2015
It is also the first time in the history of the race that two brothers won the Comrades after Kelehe's older brother won the race in 2001.
Wostmann's win marks the first time in 16 years that a South African woman has won the marathon. She completed the race in a time of 6:12:22. Wostmann ran 8 kilometres faster than Kelehe.
She also won the Two Oceans Marathon earlier this year.
South African Charne Bosman came second.
Charne Bosman 2nd lady home pic.twitter.com/sEwzXf1ugR— Comrades Marathon (@ComradesRace) May 31, 2015
Russia's Elena Nurgalieva finished third, just ahead of her twin sister.
South Africans have also came out on social media, congratulating the two South African winners.