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#2016Comrades: SA's David Gatebe wins, breaks men's record

Gatebe finished in five hours, 18 minutes & 19 seconds, breaking the existing record.

David Gatebe wins the 2016 Comrades Marathon in in 5 hours, 18 minutes & 19 seconds, breaking the existing men’s record. 29 May 2016. Picture: @MarcusHlaka via Twitter.

Gatebe finished in five hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds, breaking the existing record of five hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds.



In 2013, Gatebe won the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

He has never run the Comrades Marathon under 10 hours, or ever ended under the top ten in this race.

It was an all-South African top three this morning...





WOMEN'S RACE

South Africa's Charné Bosman has crossed the finish line with a time of six hours, 26 minutes and 26 seconds.



She was followed by Caroline Wöstmann, who struggled a bit toward the end of the race.







2016 COMRADES KICKS OFF...

The start gun was fired outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall shortly before 6am this morning.

Close to 22,000 runners began the the race, Pietermaritzburg to Durban, to run exactly 89 kilometres and 208 metres.





Today's winners ran over the popular sites and through the Valley of a Thousand Hills before ending at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in the Durban CBD.

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