South African Athletics

Comrades Quadruple Green Number Club grows

2016-06-07 09:39
Comrades Marathon (File)

Cape Town - Three more Comrades runners got to enjoy the pride and prestige of being a fully-fledged Comrades Marathon Quadruple Green Number member at the 2016 Comrades Marathon last Sunday.

Vic Boston, Tommy Neitski and Zwelitsha Tiger Gono became the newest additions to the coveted Comrades Green Number Club this year, after completing their iconic 40th Comrades finish at this year’s 91st edition of The Ultimate Human Race.

Both Boston and Neitski have run 40 Comrades Marathons consecutively since 1977, with Gono having run the race since 1973 except in the years 1982, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Boston, who runs for Rocky Road Runners, holds 17 Silver, 9 Bill Rowan, 13 Bronze and 1 Vic Clapham medals to his name with his best time of 7:08:21 at the 1984 Comrades Marathon.

Neitski runs for the Sunshine HMP Sports Club and holds 3 Silver, 33 Bronze and 4 Vic Clapham medals with a best time of 6:54:32 in the 1986 Comrades Marathon.

Gono’s collection of Comrades medals includes 14 Silver, one Bill Rowan, 21 Bronze and 4 Vic Clapham medals. He runs for South Coast Striders Athletic Club and has a best recorded time was 6:13:00 at the 1976 Comrades Marathon where he finished in 20th position.

There are only 12 remarkable members in the Comrades Marathon’s Quadruple Green Number Club who have run a combined total of 498 Comrades Marathons.

They are (under name, finishes):

Dave Rogers - 45

Barry Holland - 43

Louis Massyn - 43

Alan Robb - 42

Dave Lowe - 42

Clive Crawley - 42

David Williams - 41

Kenny Craig - 40

Riel Hugo - 40

Zwelitsha Gono - 40

Tommy Neitski - 40

Vic Boston - 40

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