Comrades Marathon gallery

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  1. Bongmusa Mthembu celebrates victory.
  2. Runners passing the Lion Park early Sunday morning. Picture: Jacques Naude
  3. Runners waiting for the race to kick off in Pietermaritzburg early on sunday morning. Picture: Shan Pillay
  4. Ludwig Mamabolo
  5. Runners in the pink as they donned pink wigs, tutus, takkies and a host of pinkish eye-catching gear to support PinkDrive, the breast cancer awareness organisation. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  6. Scores of runners were in the pink on Sunday as they donned pink wigs, tutus, takkies and a host |of pinkish eye-catching |gear to support PinkDrive, the breast cancer awareness organisation. The public benefit body is behind South Africas first mobile PinkDrive mammogr ...
  7. A runner all the way from Oudtshoorn. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  8. Thumbs up to Spiderman at the Comrades. He spotted outside Lion Park on Sunday morning. Picture: Jacques Naude
  9. Heather Marie Koczur of the US was happy to stop and greet kids on the road between Cato Ridge and Inchanga on Sunday morning. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  10. The BDO water table at the bottom of Botha's Hill, where runners were offered a helping hand. Picture: Terry Haywood
  11. Orange-clad spectators offered friends and family support on the roads between Cato Ridge and Inchanga. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  12. Speactators cheer on a runner.
  13. Stopping for a photoshoot outside Cato Ridge. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  14. A runner decides there is no more need for shoes. Picture: GCINA NDWALANE
  15. Even Batman gave up his batmobile for his running shoes on Sunday. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  16. A man tries to cool off with water while another takes a breather at the BDO water table at the bottom of Bothas Hill. Picture: Terry Haywood
  17. Christmas came early for this runner who wwas spotted on the road between Cato Ridge and Inchanga on Sunday morning. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  18. ENCA weatherman, Derek van Dam, proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Tara Hossack, soon after they crossed the Comrades Marathon finish line in Durban on Sunday. Picture: Sibonelo Ngcobo
  19. Cooling off on the road between Cato Ridge and Inchanga. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  20. Zola Budd Pieterse is welcomed at the finishing line by her manager Ray de Vries.
  21. Stoked to make it through the halfway mark. Picture: Marilyn Bernard
  22. In a reversal of roles, policeman Jimmy Sibiya gets his details taken down after missing the dreaded cut-off mark. Picture: SANDILE MAKHOBA
  23. Noluthando Ngwenya just managed to scrape through at the halfway mark. Picture: SANDILE MAKHOBA
  24. Retired schoolteacher and cancer patient Arthur Boyce can give lessons on stamina and endurance, even though he did not complete the long road to Durban. Picture: Sandile Makhoba
  25. Debra-Ann Naidoo of Phoenix Villagers Athletic Club completed the race with a time of 11:51:17.
  26. Comrades Marathon runners on the road between Cato Ridge and Inchanga on Sunday. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad
  27. Elena Nurgalieva waves as she finishes second in the women's race.