Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
29 May 2016
5:06 am

LIVE REPORT: Comrades Marathon 2016

Wesley Botton

We are live at the 2016 Comrades Marathon, giving you all the updates as the race happens.

FILE PHOTO: General views during the Comrades Marathon 2014. Photo: Alistair Russell

The 91st edition of the Comrades Marathon is currently on. With over 20 000 entrants, this year’s 89.2km test of endurance and will power promises to be an interesting one.

File Pic: General views during the Comrades Marathon. Photo:  Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

File Pic: General views during the Comrades Marathon. Photo: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

In the men’s race, Ludwick Mamabolo, Gift Kelehe, Bongmusa Mthembu and Swede Jonas Buud are favourites. In the women’s race the winner could either be Caroline Wostmann, Charne Bosman or 52-year-old Colleen de Reuck.

A runner collapses after completing the  89th Comrades Marathon. Picture: Alaister Russell

A runner collapses after completing the 89th Comrades Marathon. Picture: Alaister Russell

The Citizen’s Wesley Botton will be giving you minute-to-minute updates of the down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.