Double South African win to celebrate the 90th Comrades Marathon

02 Jun 2015 16:20
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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This year the race started in Durban to finish in Pietermaritzburg. It was an up run. South African runners managed to win the race in the men’s and women’s division. It is the first time it happens in 23 years.

Gift Kelehe finished the race after an 5:38:36 run. Winning Comrades seems to be a family business, since Gift Kelehe’s brother Andrew had already won the race in 2001. Ethiopia Mohammed Husien took the second place in 05:46:14 and Hatiwande Nyamande the third in 05:48:19.

The women’s title went to Caroline Wostmann in 6:12:22. Another South African runner, Charne Bosman took the second place in 06:33:24. The Nurgalieva sisters who were nearly unbeatable from 2003 to 2013 finished at the third and fourth place. Eleanor Greenwood, last year’s winner finished at the 6th place.

The race remains an extremely popular event with 13,006 finishers.

Results

Top 10 Men

1 Gift Kelehe South Africa RSA 05:38:36
2 Mohammed Husien Ethiopia ETH 05:46:14
3 Hatiwande Nyamande South Africa RSA 05:48:19
4 Lebohang Monyele Lesotho LES 05:52:32
5 Teboho Sello Lesotho LES 05:54:03
6 Joseph Mphuthi South Africa RSA 05:54:29
7 Claude Moshiywa South Africa RSA 05:55:17
8 Stephen Muzhingi Zimbabwe ZIM 05:56:36
9 Sandile Ngunuza South Africa RSA 05:57:08
10 Thuso Mosiea South Africa RSA 05:59:08

Top 10 Women

1 Caroline Wostmann South Africa RSA 06:12:22
2 Charne Bosman South Africa RSA 06:33:24
3 Elena Nurgalieva Russia RUS 06:40:36
4 Olesya Nurgalieva Russia RUS 06:41:18
5 Nina Podnebesnova Russia RUS 06:41:48
6 Eleanor Greenwood Great Britain GBR 06:44:03
7 Emmerentia Rautenbach South Africa RSA 06:45:22
8 Joasia Zakrzewski Great Britain GBR 07:00:45
9 Simona Staicu Hungary HUN 07:01:14
10 Yolande Maclean South Africa RSA 07:01:49

Complete results