JOHANNESBURG – The SA government congratulated Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn for winning the men’s and women’s races respectively in the Comrades Marathon on Sunday.
Pre-race favourite Gerda Steyn smashed the Comrades Marathon uprun record as she won the 86.83km race from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
The Nedbank Running Club Johannesburg athlete who finished second last year to Ann Ashworth crossed the finish line in 5 hours 58.53 seconds.
Mothibi finished the 86.83km up-run in 5 hours 31 minutes and 33 seconds.
African News Agency (ANA)