Striders run Comrades

Rudi Bowe

Seven athletes from Swakop Striders competed in the gruelling 86.83km Comrades Ultra-marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday 9 June.

The Comrades is the oldest ultra-marathon in the world and is run annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run starting from Durban and the “down” run starting from Pietermaritzburg. Depending on the exact race route this is a distance between 85 and 90km.
This year around 20 000 runners lined up at the start in Durban for the “up” run, heading 86.7 km to Pietermaritzburg.
The cut-off time for successfully completing the race is 12 hours.
André Ross was the only athlete that runs for the first time in his green number, which he earned in 2018.
The green number is a permanent race number awarded to a runner after successfully completing ten Comrades.
Three of the Swakop Striders (Anja Kreiner, Wicus Burger and Raimund Kintscher) earned their back to back medal, which is awarded to novice runners who finish two Comrades in succession. Kirsty Brits and Johan Bronkhorst were running their 6th and Faghan Pocsi his 4th Comrades.
The results of the Striders who ran the Comrades Ultra-marathon are:
Andre Ross 7:33
Johan Bronkhorst 8:48
Raimund Kintscher 10:01
Kirsty Brits 10:16
Faghan Pocsi 10:22
Anja Kreiner 11:16
Wicus Burger 11:36

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