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Gerda Steyn breaks Comrades record

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Gerda Steyn took home the honours in the women’s race by breaking the record in her run in just under six hours. all4women.co.za Gerda Steyn took home the honours in the women’s race by breaking the record in her run in just under six hours.
Praise for Mothibi on Comrades win
 
June 10, 2019
 
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Durban, South Africa: Gerda Steyn took home the honours in the women’s race by breaking the record in her run in just under six hours.

Steyn completed the course in just 5:58:53, the fourth fastest women’s Comrades time in history and the fastest up-run ever.

Steyn finished 17th overall ahead of the likes of down-run record-holder David Gatebe.

The record-breaker took home R500,000 for the race win and another R500,000 for smashing Elena Nurgalieva’s up-run record by over ten minutes.

North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro has congratulated also congratulated Edward Mothibi on his 2019 Comrades Marathon win at the weekend.

Mothibi, who hails from Mahikeng in the North West, won the 94th edition of the ultra-marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

“The Comrades Marathon is about endurance, determination and perseverance. I want to salute all the runners, especially Edward Mothibi, who conquered the ultimate human race. He is an inspiration to all of us and a role to young people. He has indeed made the country and the North West province proud,” said the Premier.

Mothibi completed the race with a time of five hours and 31 minutes after facing tough competition from the three-time winner Bongmusa Mthembu.

Mokgoro also congratulated other runners from the North West province for their performance.

This year, the race received a total 25 000 entries.