Elie Greenwood, First British woman to win the Comrades Marathon

02 Jun 2014 04:05
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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2013 Start
Credit : Comrades Marathon

Women Race

After 8 years of Russian domination on the Women’s race, Ultra marathon Champion Elie Greenwood managed to win the Comrades marathon after a stunning finish in 6:18:15. Last year’s winner Elena Nurgalieva came second. Her twin sister Oleysa was third.

Zola Budd, the South African Olympic champion, famous for her barefoot running, crossed the finish line in seventh place.

Men Race

South African Bongmusa Mthembu took the men’s title in 5:28:34. Ludwick Mamabolo arrived 4:41 minutes later, followed by Gift Kelehe. The three runners are South Africans.

Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon is an iconic 89 km race held in South Africa, in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Every other year, the course changes direction. This year it was a down race, from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

More than 18,000 runners were on the starting line.

The complete video coverage of the race is available on Youtube.

Top 10 Men

1 Bongmusa Mthembu RSA 3:41 min/km 05:28:34
2 Ludwick Mamabolo RSA 3:44 min/km 05:33:14
3 Gift Kelehe RSA 3:45 min/km 05:34:39
4 Stephen Muzhingi ZIM 3:46 min/km 05:35:18
5 Rufus Photo RSA 3:46 min/km 05:35:30
6 Mncedisi Mkhize RSA 3:46 min/km 05:36:06
7 Jonas Buud SWE 3:48 min/km 05:38:17
8 Manoko William Mokwalakwala RSA 3:49 min/km 05:39:29
9 Prodigal Khumalo ZIM 3:49 min/km 05:39:36
10 Latudi Makofane RSA 3:49 min/km 05:40:41

Top 10 Women

1 Eleanor Greenwood GBR 4:15 min/km 06:18:15
2 Elena Nurgalieva RUS 4:18 min/km 06:23:18
3 Olesya Nurgalieva RUS 4:19 min/km 06:24:51
4 Irina Antropova RUS 4:25 min/km 06:34:08
5 Jo Meek GBR 4:34 min/km 06:47:02
6 Caroline Wostmann RSA 4:37 min/km 06:51:43
7 Zola Budd Pieterse RSA 4:40 min/km 06:55:55
8 Frida Sodermark SWE 4:41 min/km 06:57:33
9 Martinique Potgieter RSA 4:43 min/km 07:00:46
10 Julanie Basson RSA 4:45 min/km 07:02:50

Complete results for the 2014 Comrades Marathon