As it happened: Comrades Marathon

2015-05-31 05:00

A recap of the coverage and interactive commentary from the 90th Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

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Last Updated at 17:48
31 May 12:31  

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

Wow, what a feel-good day for South African sport!

Be sure to stay glued to www.sport24.co.za for more news from the 90th Comrades Marathon

31 May 12:30  

25TH OVERALL

Today's women's winner, South Africa's Caroline Wostmann, finished an oncredible 25th OVERALL!

31 May 12:17   BIG HUG
31 May 12:11  

TWINS 3RD AND 4TH

Elena Nurgalieva finishes third, just ahead of her twin sister Olesya

31 May 12:03  

SECOND LADY

And it's more joy for South Africa as Charne Bosman finishes second!

31 May 12:00   MORE CONGRATULATIONS
31 May 11:49   WELL DESERVED LIE DOWN
31 May 11:47   WE'LL BELIEVE THE GOOD DOCTOR...
31 May 11:45   SA DOMINATE MEN'S TOP 10
31 May 11:43  

MAKE IT A DOUBLE!

Caroline Wostmann has won the 90th edition of the Comrades Marathon between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

Wostmann's win completely a South African double on the day after compatriot Gift Kelehe won the men's race.

Wostmann completed her own "double" after she won the Two Oceans earlier in the year.

Wostmann stopped the clock in a time of 6:12.22

31 May 11:42   ***CAROLINE WOSTMANN WINS COMRADES MARATHON***
31 May 11:40   A HAPPY TENNIS COMMENTATOR
31 May 11:36  

CLOSE TO A SA DOUBLE

Caroline Wostmann is mere minutes away from completing a South African double at this year's Comrades Marathon

31 May 11:30  

NO WALLY HAYWARD MEDALS TODAY

A Wally Hayward medal is awarded to all runners who finish OUTSIDE the Top 10 BUT under 6 hours

Today there were no runners...

31 May 11:28   HOLDING YOU TO THAT, SIV!
31 May 11:27  

PAST WINNER 8TH

Former winner, Zimbabwe's Stephen Muzinghi finishes eighth

31 May 11:26  

FIRST VETERAN

South Africa's Claude Moshiywa finishes seventh - and the takes the veteran title

31 May 11:25   STILL STANDING
31 May 11:23  

TOP 10

Difficult to say who has rounded off the Top 10 as SABC2 take a break!

31 May 11:16  

SECOND PLACE FINISHER

Mohammed Husien finishes second - walking across the line

31 May 11:14  

BROTHERLY HUG AT COMRADES FINISH

2015 Comrades winner Gift Kelehe embraces his brother Andrew who won the 2001 race.

Touching moment.

31 May 11:12  

SHOW OFF!

Gift Kelehe clearly has too much energy!

He's just run BACK down the finishing straight and performed 3 push ups!

31 May 11:11   MORE CONGRATS
31 May 11:10   CONGRATULATIONS POUR IN
31 May 11:08   ***GIFT KELEHE WINS 90TH COMRADES MARATHON***
31 May 11:03  

FORDYCE MAKES A GOOSE-BUMP STATEMENT

Bruce Fordyce calls the Comrades South Africa's greatest event.

Agree? If not, what is?

31 May 11:02   GO GIFT, GO!
31 May 11:00   WITHIN SIGHT OF THE FINISH
31 May 10:57  

FORDYCE MAKES A PREDICTION

9-time winner Bruce Fordyce confidently predicts that Gift Kelehe won't be caught and will win the 2015 Comrades Marathon

31 May 10:54  

14 MINUTE LEAD

Caroline Wostmann has a 14 minute lead!

31 May 10:53   ROSS TUCKER BORED?
31 May 10:40  

KELEHE OVER POLLY SHORTTS

Gift Kelehe has gone over Polly Shortts. No one in the history of the men's race has been caught after going over Polly Shortts first

He has between 7 and 8km to go...

31 May 10:33   PROF NOAKES TWEETS
31 May 10:32  

KELEHE ON POLLY SHORTTS

Men's leader Gift Kelehe is on Polly Shortts (yes, spelt with two 't's)

Should he summit in first place, there'll be no catching him #holdsthumbs

31 May 10:30  

TOILET BREAK

Women's leader Caroline Wostmann - already confounding everyone with her occasional walks - now ducks into a portable loo!

31 May 10:28   FIKILE SUMS IT UP
31 May 10:26  

FAMOUS ROADS

Gift Kelehe passes Wally Hayward Drive and Graeme Pope-Ellis Drive in Ashburton

Those from KZN will know that intersection. Those who know sport should know both those legends...

31 May 10:24   FAMILIAR FACE - IN ONE UGLY OUTFIT
31 May 10:23   SPLIT TIMES
31 May 10:22  

CASH FOR RECORD

Mabybe a good time to mention that a record today in either the men's or women's race will see that lucky individual pocket a cool R1.5 million...

31 May 10:17  

HUGE LEAD

Caroline Wostmann holds a huge lead in the women's race

But it's not over until it's over...

31 May 10:17   FROM THE SOCCER WORLD...
31 May 10:16   RENE KALMER - BRIGHTEST SUPPORTER TODAY?
31 May 10:13   VIDEO: FIRST WOMAN THROUGH NEDBANK GREEN MILE
31 May 10:12   LIKE A VIRGIN
31 May 10:05   CRICKETER #17 TWEETS...
31 May 10:04  

SPORT24 IS AT THE FINISH!

A shot of the finish line in Pietermaritzburg

Quiet now, but just you wait an hour or so!

31 May 10:03   CRICKETERS SURE KNOW HOW TO TWEET!
31 May 10:02  

DID YOU KNOW?

The last time South Africa had an local winner in both men's and women's races was 1992...

Winner's that day were:

Men

Jetman Msutu (after Charl Mattheus was disqualified)

Women

Frances van Blerk

31 May 09:59  

LEAD GROWS

Gift Kelehe's lead has grown to over a minute as he nears the famed - and smelly - chicken farms with about 18km to go...

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