JOHANNESBURG – When Jenna Challenor lines up at the Durban City Hall for her maiden Comrades Marathon on Sunday, she will be fulfilling a dream she has nursed from a very early age.
Back when she was 10-years-old, Challenor watched the Ultimate Human Race on television and knew she wanted to be a part of it.
“I remember sitting with my dog Kerbie watching the race and saying to myself, ‘I would love to be there some day’. Bruce Fordyce was my hero and I wanted to run the Comrades just like him,” Challenor said.
It has taken a little too long to materialise, but everything happens at its own time and the 2019 up run is clearly what was predetermined for her to start her Comrades journey with.
Last year after getting sick and collapsing at the Two Oceans Marathon she had trained hard for, Challenor decided she would not let her fitness go to waste and decided to run the Comrades.