The Worlds Greatest Ultra Marathon
The Comrades Marathon is the world's oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km | 56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban.
It all began 24 May 1921
The first Comrades Marathon took place on 24th May 1921, Empire Day, starting outside the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg with 34 runners. It has continued since then every year with the exception of the war years 1941-1945, with the direction alternating each year between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the so called up & down runs.
Comrades Marathon 2014
The Comrades Marathon Wall of Honour is situated along the Comrades Marathon route at a point where the road overlooks the Valley of a Thousand Hills. It was created several years ago to serve as a permanent landmark to commemorate the achievements of Comrades Marathon runners who completed the epic journey.