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.
|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|
|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|