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
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