BREAKING NEWS

ELITE CRITERIA

Participants in the 97th edition of the Comrades Marathon will qualify for elite seeding (and categorisation as an Elite Athlete) upon fulfilment of the following criteria.

 

1.1. National Athletes as contemplated by Rules 6.1.3, 6.1.4 and 6.1.5 of the 2024 ASA Rules & Regulations, save that the relevant time period shall be 3 years;

Or

1.2. Elite Athletes as contemplated by Rules 7.2.1 (save that the relevant time period shall be 3 years), 7.2.2, 7.2.3 and 7.2.4 of the 2024 ASA Rules & Regulations;

Or

1.3. International (i.e. foreign / non-South African) athletes who have won an individual gold medal (Top 10) at the Comrades Marathon in the past 3 years.

2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1 above, all participants in the 2024 Comrades Marathon will be required to submit a qualifying time achieved between 1 September 2023 and 4 May 2024.

 

3. In accordance with Rule 7.2.5 of the 2024 ASA Rules & Regulations, the following time standards will be applied to athletes who do not fall within one of the categories identified in paragraph 3 above.

 

Distance

Male

Female

Time

Average Pace

Time

Average Pace

42.2km

2:29:59

3:33/km

2:59:59

4:15/km

48km

2:52:59

3:36/km

3:27:59

4:20/km

50km

2:59:59

3:36/km

3:39:59

4:24/km

52km

3:08:59

3:38/km

3:51:59

4:28/km

56km

3:24:59

3:40/km

4:11:59

4:30/km

50miles

5:21:59

4:00/km

6:19:59

4:43/km

100km

7:04:59

4:15/km

8:14:59

4:57/km