Comrades Marathon Organisers Apologise For Hiccups, Promise To Address Concerns

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comrades marathon organisers apologise for hiccups promise to address concerns

Comrades Marathon organisers have promised to investigate numerous concerns and complaints about Sundays 97th running of the race between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

While the race has been hailed as a major success, complaints of various kinds have been received by the Comrades Marathon Association.

The mens race on Sunday was won by Piet Wiersma of the Netherlands, while Gerda Steyn won the womens race in a record time.

While more than 20,000 entries had been received for the 2024 edition of the ultra-marathon, the organisers announced on Tuesday that 18,884 runners started the first Up Run since 2019 and 17,313 runners finished in the allotted time of 12 hours for the 85,91km distance.

Concerns

Comrades Race and Operations manager Ann Ashworth confirmed on Tuesday though that certain issues did not go according to plan on race day, including: