Chane Bosman: Winning women's race is a dream come true
South African runner Chane Bosman says she is extremely humbled.
JOHANNESBURG - South African runner Chane Bosman says winning the women's race at this year's Comrades Marathon is a dream come true.
She overtook defending champion Caroline Wostmann in the last few kilometres of the race.
Bosman came in second in last year's race.
She says she is extremely humbled.
"I was just running my own race and the next moment, with 5km to go, I could see the race car and I said to myself 'this is your chance you need to run very hard' and with 2km to go… I couldn't believe I was in the lead, it was such an amazing feeling."
Meanwhile, David Gatebe made history today when he beat all the other runners coming in at a record-breaking time of five hours 18 minutes and 19 seconds.
Gatebe says his coach's training programme played a massive role in helping him to succeed.
"They told me yesterday that I can run so I said to my coach 'if you give me support, I can run'."
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.