Local domestic worker inspires by taking on the Comrades marathon

Local domestic worker inspires by taking on the Comrades marathon

42-year-old Sindy Magede is a domestic worker with legs stronger than many others her age. She'll be taking part in the 93rd Comrades marathon but doesn't really care about how long it takes, as long as she gets to finish.

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Sindy Magede has been running for years - to her, it serves as a great stress reliever. But on Sunday, 9 June, Sindy will run the 'people's race', the Comrades Marathon, and not for the first time either.

Every time the 42-year-old runs, she tells herself she's legendary runner, Zola Budd.

Sindy has taken part in other long-distance marathons and looks forward to the Comrades.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Sindy used to train alone in Diepsloot. It's there that she met Bhuti Siyabonga, who became a friend and whom she motivated to also take part in the Comrades.

Much like Sindy, Siyabonga was running to get rid of stress. He has since completed 5 Comrades Marathons.

She was wary at first as she saw people collapsing and thought she might even die.

But after running the 56km Two Oceans Marathon, she knew she'd be able to do the 90km Comrades. She ran the Sowetan Marathon and qualified for the Comrades.

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With the help of her employer, Simonne, they used Facebook to raise the funds needed to keep Sindy running.

Although she'd like to finish the marathon within 9 or 10 hours, Sindi isn't too stressed about her finishing time. It's more about taking part and reaching the finishing line.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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