Pietermaritzburg - 491 more
runners are set to join the coveted Comrades Marathon Green Number Club at this
year’s 92nd Comrades Marathon.
The Comrades Marathon Association
(CMA) has issued its Green Number statistics, wishing all aspirant Green Number
runners well in their up-run on Sunday, June 4.
To date, 12,622
athletes have earned their place on the Comrades Marathon Green Number Roll of
Green Number runners retain their Comrades Marathon race number in
perpetuity. They are members of an exclusive band of individuals who have
experienced a special relationship with The Ultimate Human Race.
The criteria for
inclusion in the Comrades Marathon Green Number Roll of Honour is three wins or five golds or 10-plus medals.
achievements of our Comrades Green Number athletes is remarkable," said CMA general manager Chris Fisher.
"The number of
runners who have run this race consecutively for more than 10, 20, 30 and even
40 years is simply astounding. We wish all of the participants in this year’s
up-run the very best."
The 2017 Comrades Marathon Green Number statistics are as
Going for Green (running 10th Comrades)
Male - 417
Female - 74
Going for Double Green (running 20th Comrades)
Male - 95
Female - 15
Going for Triple Green (running 30th Comrades)
Male - 19
Female - 2 (including 1993 winner Tilda Tearle)
Going for Quadruple Green (running 40th Comrades)
Boysie van Staden, Johann van Eeden, Mike Cowling, Shaun Wood, Wietsche van der Westhuizen