Comrades Marathon

Four quick thoughts on Comrades 2012

2012-06-04: A more “South African-centric” post today, since it covers a very South African race. Hopefully, one that promotes or encourages more international presence for the…

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Comrades 2008 Postmortem

2008-06-17: We have two posts today. The first (this one) is just a recap of the race, and some of the physiology behind it. The second…

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Comrades 2008 and SA athletics

2008-06-17: I have no idea what the average salary is in Russia. I’m “reliably” informed by Wikipedia that it’s $640 per year. I don’t know much…

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Comrades Marathon Start. Photo by Flickr user "Champagne for Monkeys"

Comrades Marathon 2008 result

2008-06-15: Leonid Shvetsov has broken the “Up” run record in winning the 2008 Comrades title in 5:24:47. The 39-year old Russian, who won last year’s “Down”…

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The “real” Comrades Marathon

2008-06-14: Yesterday we did a post , an 87km haul from Durban in Pietermaritzburg. And while the elite men and women will garner most of the…

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Comrades Up run profile

Comrades Marathon 2008

2008-06-13: If it’s mid-June, then it must be Comrades! Our overseas readers may not be familiar with Comrades concept (and lifestyle, for many SA runners), so…

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The Comrades Ultra Marathon

2007-07-14: Last week, we received an email from Alan, and he asked us to look at the following three performances from this year’s Comrades Marathon: I…

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Comrades marathon – some really fascinating questions

2007-07-08: Every once in a while, we get some absolute pearls from visitors to the blog. And this email, which we recieved yesterday evening, is an…

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Comrades Marathon Start. Photo by Flickr user "Champagne for Monkeys"

The Comrades they don’t show on TV

2007-06-20: Today is our final look at the behind the scenes of the Comrades marathon, and as promised, we’ll have a look at some of the…

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