Durban - Thousands of runners have descended on Durban for the Comrades
Marathon, which boasts the second highest tally of entrants for an up-run in
the race's history.
A total of 22 576 runners will navigate the gruelling course from Durban to
Pietermaritzburg on Sunday as part of the international event.
Comrades Marathon Association spokesperson Delaine Cools said the build-up
was beginning to reach a fever pitch.
“The run-up to the race this year so far has been fantastic. We have the
Comrades Expo which is running in the days ahead of the race and we are
expecting about 50 000 people to pass through the doors before the runners hit
the road on Sunday,” she said.
“We have posted the second largest tally of those who will be taking part in
the history of the marathons up-run so it is going to make for an amazing
event,” she added.
Runners will start in central Durban near the city hall and trudge nearly 90
kilometres to the finish in the provincial capital of Pietermaritzburg.