A huge achievement and a hard-earned finisher’s medal. Fantastic! Well done from all of us!!
Described as the greatest ultra marathon in the world, the South African race runs between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal province, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban, the race alternates annually between the “up run” from Durban and the “down run” from Pietermaritzburg. Luckily 2016 was a ‘down’ year!
Some 22,000 runners started the race, with a strict 12 hour cut-off. A new course record was set this year by David Gateba in 5h18m19s.