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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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The Big Walk 2013 ~ 2

This post is the final instalment after Big Walk 1.

Runner’s World: “What began as a one distance, 1 800 person event, has now evolved into the biggest, fun-filled, family mass participation walking event in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) – just short of 20 000 participants will take to the streets and pass Durban’s scenic beachfront promenade”.

ECR website: “You wouldn’t dream of walking through one of the most scenic parts of KwaZulu-Natal without anyone to share it with, would you? This year’s Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk, on Sunday 26 May, is calling on you to get others to ‘Tag Along’ with you for the energetic day out. The highlight on the province’s events calendar brings together families and friends along Durban’s beachfront.

The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk will again offer walkers the choice of four distances – 5km, 10km, 15km or 20km.

All routes start on the promenade near uShaka Marine World and will finish at People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Since it started in 2004 the event has grown to become the East Coast’s favourite way to catch up with each other while being active. Last year a record number of walkers, more than 23 000, tagged along.

Participating in the walk is something you’ll want to share, so get your nearest and dearest to ‘tag along’ and then tag it on Facebook and Twitter. Entries open on 2 April 2013. You can enter at Totalsports stores across KwaZulu-Natal or enter online on this site. Listen out to East Coast Radio and watch the press for more details”.

Below are the last of the photos from the 2012 event. The first set of photos are viewable here.

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The Big Walk 2013 ~ 1

Runner’s World: “What began as a one distance, 1 800 person event, has now evolved into the biggest, fun-filled, family mass participation walking event in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) – just short of 20 000 participants will take to the streets and pass Durban’s scenic beachfront promenade”.

ECR website: “You wouldn’t dream of walking through one of the most scenic parts of KwaZulu-Natal without anyone to share it with, would you? This year’s Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk, on Sunday 26 May, is calling on you to get others to ‘Tag Along’ with you for the energetic day out. The highlight on the province’s events calendar brings together families and friends along Durban’s beachfront.

The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk will again offer walkers the choice of four distances – 5km, 10km, 15km or 20km.

All routes start on the promenade near uShaka Marine World and will finish at People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Since it started in 2004 the event has grown to become the East Coast’s favourite way to catch up with each other while being active. Last year a record number of walkers, more than 23 000, tagged along.

Participating in the walk is something you’ll want to share, so get your nearest and dearest to ‘tag along’ and then tag it on Facebook and Twitter. Entries open on 2 April 2013. You can enter at Totalsports stores across KwaZulu-Natal or enter online on this site. Listen out to East Coast Radio and watch the press for more details”.

Below are some photos from the 2012 event.

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