Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
23 Oct 2021
8:00 am

A Monopoly of Comrades: The merging of two great brands

Wesley Botton

A Monopoly board which features Comrades Marathon landmarks is the perfect game for runners.

The Comrades Marathon Association has announced the release of the Comrades Marathon Centenary Monopoly board game. Picture: Getty Images

The first time I travelled to Cape Town, I spotted the name of a road while driving and it triggered memories of my childhood. Strand Street isn't just a road. It's a historic landmark for me, even though I have no knowledge of its history. The relevance is that I always wanted Strand Street when playing Monopoly. And, just around the corner in the Mother City, you'll find Long Street. Another one I was always gunning for on board game night. Between the Parking Lot and the cop that sends you straight to jail are the red and yellow streets...