#2016Comrades: SA's David Gatebe wins, breaks men's record
Gatebe finished in five hours, 18 minutes & 19 seconds, breaking the existing record.
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...
#Comrades2016 Ludwick Mamabolo runs in for a well earned second place.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
#Comrades2016 Third in is Bongmusa Mthembu.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
South Africa's Charné Bosman has crossed the finish line with a time of six hours, 26 minutes and 26 seconds.
#Comrades2016 Charne Bosman is the first woman over the finish line in a time of 6:25:56!— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
She was followed by Caroline Wöstmann, who struggled a bit toward the end of the race.
#Comrades2016 Wöstmann is so tired she is crawling out of the way at the finish line.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
#Comrades2016 This is only the second time since 1993 that two South African women finished first and second.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
#Comrades2016 Swedish runner Kajsa Berg is making her way to the finish and should be third woman in today.— EWN Sport (@EWNsport) May 29, 2016
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.