Durban - A Comrades runner died in his sleep after he went back to his home in Limpopo.
Initially, no fatalities had been reported immediately after the 94th edition of the Comrades Marathon.
It was an up-run, from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
Sonnyboy Ngobeni, 55, had travelled home by car with a group of friends, the day after the marathon. He was dropped off at his home on Monday evening, said Delaine Cools, Comrades Marathon spokesperson.
“When Ngobeni failed to answer telephone calls on Tuesday morning, friends managed to eventually break into his house to find that he had passed away in his sleep,” Cools said.