South African Athletics

2016 Comrades Marathon entries closed

2015-11-30 11:27
Comrades Marathon (File)

Durban - Entries for the 2016 Comrades Marathon have officially closed.

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) announced that the entry cap of 20 000 was reached on Monday morning, necessitating the closure of the entry process.

Next year’s ‘down-run’ will be run on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The 91st edition of the iconic ultra-marathon is expected to once again boost the KwaZulu-Natal economy by a whopping R500 million.

CMA General Manager, Chris Fisher says, ‘The Comrades Marathon contributes to the economic impact of the entire KwaZulu-Natal region due to the ever-increasing number of runners from the rest of Africa and internationally. This year we will be hosting athletes from some 70 countries around the world.’

CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has thanked all Comrades entrants for getting their entry in on time, saying, ‘Our plans are that the 91st Comrades Marathon is a truly awesome experience for our athletes as well as our supporters and spectators.’

The 2016 Comrades Marathon will be a ‘down-run’, starting outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05:30 and finishing 12 hours later at the Kingsmead cricket stadium in Durban.

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