SA's Edward Mothibi won his first Comrades race on his second try

SA's Edward Mothibi won his first Comrades race on his second try

South Africans have dominated at the Comrades Marathon this year. Edward Mothibi won the Marathon on his second attempt and finished the difficult race in just over 5 and a half hours.

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South Africans can be proud of their athletes and the way they held the country's flags high at the Comrades Marathon this year.

Edward Mothibi won the race when he finished in 5:31:33 and it is hard to believe that this was only his second time running the Comrades.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Gerda Steyn, another South African finished the Comrades in a spectacular record time of less than 6 hours.

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The South African reports that Gerda's 5:58:53 is the 4th fastest women's Comrades time in history. It is also the fastest up-run ever.

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Edward, who finished in fourth place in 2018, can be proud of himself - his time is ahead of last year's winner, Bongmusa Mthembu, as reported by News24.

Congratulations to these amazing athletes on their victories!

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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