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The Comrades Marathon

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The Comrades: 'You plan your life around the race'

For most, just the thought of running the Comrades Marathon even once is exhausting, but Brandon Jackson, former Proteas physio, is aiming to hit 30 finishes before he quits.

The Comrades: A timeline of endurance

The Comrades Marathon has come quite a way -- much further than 89-odd km -- since it was first staged in 1921 to commemorate those who had fallen in World War I.

Top tips for running the Comrades

Comrades Marathon Association coach Lindsey Parry gives his tips for running the grueling 90.18km Down Run. Pro tip: Don't use new shoes!

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The Comrades Marathon

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In pictures: The Comrades Marathon 2018

The Comrades Marathon took place on Sunday, with around 20,000 runners taking to the road from Pietermaritzburg to Durban at 5:30am, and most finishing in the late afternoon.

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Mthembu defends Comrades Marathon title

South Africa's Bongmusa Mthembu on Sunday recorded his third Comrades Marathon victory, as he finished the down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in a time of 5:26:44.

Luvuno completes Comrades on crutches

Amputee runner Xolani Luvuno fulfilled finished the grueling Comrades Marathon shortly before 16:30 on Sunday afternoon.

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