Comrades Marathon 2015

Sunrise this morning at the ComradesMarathon. Runners at 45th Cutting. Durban heading up to Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

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“The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles)[1] which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race[verification needed]. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

The field is capped at 23,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries.[2] In every event since 1988, over 10,000 runners have reached the finish within the allowed 11 or 12 hours. With increased participation since the 1980s, the average finish times for both genders, and the average age of finishers have increased substantially.[3]

Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognised marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours.[4] During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race.[1] The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.[5]” ~ Wikipedia

Canon South Africa 6D, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, Yongnuo Magyarország flash fromCameraStuff. ISO 200, F4, 1/250 sec

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Comrades 2015 Early Edition

IMG_0522 (Large)Sunrise this morning at the ComradesMarathon. Runners at 45th Cutting.Durban heading up to Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

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“The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles)[1] which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

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It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race[verification needed].

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The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

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The field is capped at 23,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries.[2]

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In every event since 1988, over 10,000 runners have reached the finish within the allowed 11 or 12 hours.

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With increased participation since the 1980s, the average finish times for both genders, and the average age of finishers have increased substantially.[3]

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Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognised marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours.[4]

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During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race.[1]

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The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.[5]” ~ Wikipedia

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Canon South Africa 6D, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, Yongnuo Magyarországflash from CameraStuff. ISO 200, F4, 1/250 sec

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— at 45th Cutting.

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