Comrades Marathon Turns 100!

The Comrades marathon, the ultimate human race, has reached a phenomenal milestone in reaching 100 years of the marathon being held every year despite the world War years from 1921.

“The race was the idea of World War I veteran Vic Clapham, to commemorate the South African soldiers killed during the war. Clapham, who had endured a 2,700-kilometre route march through sweltering German East Africa, wanted the memorial to be a unique test of the physical endurance of the entrants. The constitution of the race states that one of its primary aims is to “celebrate mankind’s spirit over adversity””. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

Although the race will not be live due to the Covid pandemic, there will be a virtual race that will be seen as the race for this year which is also refereed to as the Hope Challenge. More information can be found on comrades.com.

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