Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
DISTANCE AND CUT-OFFS CONFIRMED FOR COMRADES
The official route for the 90th Comrades Marathon, between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on May 31, will be 87.72km, the organisers confirmed on Friday.
Due to the GO!Durban Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network road-works in Pinetown, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) said the route had deviated slightly, adding 877 metres to the course for the previous ‘up’ run in 2013.
“The construction in Pinetown does not adversely affect the route or the race and everything has been done by ourselves and the Municipality to minimise the impact on the event,” said race director Rowyn James.
There would be no other deviations from the previous course.
“The CMA has worked closely with our provincial athletics federation, KwaZulu-Natal Athletics, in terms of route measurement and the deviation, and will continue to do so with regard to other related contingencies.”
The CMA also confirmed there would be six cut-off points along the route, ahead of the 12-hour finish limit – Cowies Hill (17km, 2:40:00), Winston Park (30km, 4:30:00), Drummond (43km, 6:00:00), Cato Ridge (57km, 8:00:00), Umlaas Road (67km, 9:30:00) and Polly Shortts (79km, 11:10:00).
“We look forward to an amazing race day for our runners and supporters alike,” James said.