We are struck down by the tragic news of legendary blind Comrades runner Richard Monisi, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident last week. A worthy winner of The Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Award. Forever in our thoughts. Rest in Peace, Richard.
The Comrades Marathon Association is aware of the water shortage at certain refreshment points on the 2017 Comrades Marathon route. The allocation of water sachets per refreshment table is based on statistics of previous years’ consumption. Every possible preparation is made to ensure runners’ wellbeing and safety; the distribution will be reviewed going forward.
The Comrades Marathon Medical Facility is lauded as the world’s largest temporary medical facility outside of a conflict zone. Around 400 runners were treated at the #Comrades2017 Medical Tent: [ Bit.ly Link ]