South African Athletics

Comrades historian dies

2013-10-29 15:37
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Cape Town - Comrades Marathon historian and honorary life member, Morris Alexander, has died at age 94.

Alexander was passionate about Comrades and led the organising team from 1950 to 1956.

He was a key figure in ensuring the resurrection of the ultra-marathon after the break during the war years, which saw four events cancelled.

He had three children, two daughters Merle and Francis and a son Keith, who passed away a decade ago.

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