Comrades 90 km

Pietermaritzburg <> Durban RSA

Web Site: www.comrades.com

Race Winners (89 runnings)  
01 Jun 2014 89.28 5:28:34 Bongmusa Mthembu (RSA) 6:18:15 Eleanor Greenwood (SCO)
02 Jun 2013 86.86 5:32:09 Claude Moshiywa (RSA) 6:27:09 Elena Nurgalyeva-8
03 Jun 2012 89.28 5:31:03 Ludwick Mamabolo (RSA)

6:07:12

Elena Nurgalyeva-7
29 May 2011 86.96 5:32:46 Stephen Muzhinga-3

6:24:11

Elena Nurgalyeva-6
30 May 2010 89.28 5:29:01 Stephen Muzhinga-2

6:13:04

Elena Nurgalyeva-5
24 May 2009 89.17 5:23:27 Stephen Muzhinga (ZIM)

6:12:12

Alesya Nurgalyeva-2
15 Jun 2008 86.94 5:24:49 Leonid Shvetsov-2

6:14:38

Elena Nurgalyeva-4

17 Jun 2007

89.17

5:20:49

Leonid Shvetsov (RUS)

6:10:11

Alesya Nurgalyeva (RUS)

16 Jun 2006

87.5

5:35:19

Oleg Kharitonov (RUS)

6:09:24

Elena Nurgalyeva-3

16 Jun 2005

89.17

5:27:10

Sipho Ngomane (RSA)

5:58:50

Tatyana Zhirkova (RUS)

16 Jun 2004

86.75

5:31:22

Vladimir Kotov-3

6:11:15

Elena Nurgalyeva-2

16 Jun 2003

89.18

5:28:52

Fusi Nhlapo (RSA)

6:07:46

Elena Nurgalyeva (RUS)

17 Jun 2002

86.5

5:30:59

Vladimir Kotov-2

6:14:21

Maria Bak-3

16 Jun 2001

89.6

5:25:51

Andrew Kelehe (RSA)

6:13:53

Elvira Kolpakova (RUS)

16 Jun 2000

87.6

5:25:33

Vladimir Kotov (BLR)

6:15:35

Maria Bak-2

16 Jun 1999

89.9

5:30:10

Jaroslaw Janicki (POL)

6:31:03

Birgit Lennartz (GER)

16 Jun 1998

87.3

5:26:25

Dmitri Grishine-2

6:38:57

Rae Bisschoff (RSA)

16 Jun 1997

89.9

5:28:37

Charl Mattheus (RSA)

5:58:24

Ann Trason-2

17 Jun 1996

86.7

5:29:33

Dmitri Grishine (RUS)

6:13:23

Ann Trason (CA/USA)

20 May 1995

90.0

5:34:02

Shaun Meiklejohn (RSA)

6:22:57

Maria Bak (GER)

31 May 1994

86.7

5:38:39

Alberto Salazar (USA)

6:41:23

Valentina Lyakhova (RUS)

31 May 1993

89.9

5:39:41

Charly Doll (GER)

6:55:07

Tilda Tearle (RSA)

31 May 1992

86.7

5:46:11

Jetman Msutu (RSA)

6:51:05

Frances vanBierk (RSA)

31 May 1991

89.2

5:40:53

Nick Bester (RSA)

6:08:19

Frith vanderMerwe-3

31 May 1990

87.4

5:40:25

Bruce Fordyce-9

7:02:00

Naidene Harrison (RSA)

31 May 1989

89.6

5:35:51

Samuel Tshabalala (RSA)

5:54:43

Frith vanderMerwe-2

31 May 1988

87.5

5:27:42

Bruce Fordyce-8

6:32:56

Frith vanderMerwe (RSA)

31 May 1987

87.5

5:37:01

Bruce Fordyce-7

6:48:42

Helen Lucre-3

31 May 1986

88.8

5:24:07

Bruce Fordyce-6

6:55:01

Helen Lucre-2

31 May 1985

88.6

5:37:01

Bruce Fordyce-5

6:53:24

Helen Lucre (RSA)

01 Jun 1984

89.8

5:27:18

Bruce Fordyce-4

6:46:35

Lindsay Weight-2

31 May 1983

87.7

5:30:12

Bruce Fordyce-3

7:12:56

Lindsay Weight (RSA)

31 May 1982

91.4

5:34:22

Bruce Fordyce-2

7:04:59

Cheryl Winn (RSA)

01 Jun 1981

87.9

5:37:28

Bruce Fordyce (RSA)

6:44:35

Isavel Roche-Kelly-2

31 May 1980

89.8

5:38:25

Alan Robb-4

7:18:

Isavel Roche-Kelly (RSA)

31 May 1979

90.0

5:45:02

Piet Vorster (RSA)

8:22:41

Jan Mallen (RSA)

31 May 1978

90

5:29:14

Alan Robb-3

8:25:

Lettie vanZyl-3

31 May 1977

89.7

5:47:

Alan Robb-2

8:58:

Lettie vanZyl-2

31 May 1976

90.1

5:40:53

Alan Robb (RSA)

9:05:

Lettie vanZyl (RSA)

31 May 1975

89.9

5:53:00

Derek Preiss-2

10:08:

Elizabeth Cavanagh-2

31 May 1974

88

6:02:49

Derek Preiss (RSA)

10:40:

Alet Kleynhans (RSA)

01 Jun 1973

88.0

5:39:09

Dave Kevick (RSA)

8:40:

Maureen Holland-4

03 Jun 1972

90.4

5:48:57

Mick Orton (RSA)

9:26:

Maureen Holland-3

31 May 1971

92

5:47:06

Dave Bagshaw-3

8:37:

Maureen Holland-2

30 May 1970

90.1

5:51:27

Dave Bagshaw-2

10:50:

Elizabeth Cavanagh (RSA)

31 May 1969

92

5:45:35

Dave Bagshaw (RSA)  

31 May 1968

86.9

6:01:11

Jack Mekler-5

31 May 1967

86.9

5:54:10

Manie Kuhn (RSA)

31 May 1966

86.9

6:14:07

Tommy Malone (RSA)

9:30:00

Maureen Holland (RSA)

31 May 1965

86.9

5:51:09

Bernard Gomersall (RSA)

10:07:

Mavis Hutchinson (RSA)

01 Jun 1964

86.9

6:09:54

Jack Mekler-4  

31 May 1963

86.9

5:51:20

Jack Mekler-3

31 May 1962

86.9

5:57:05

John Smith (RSA)

31 May 1961

86.9

6:07:07

George Claassen (RSA)

31 May 1960

86.9

5:56:32

Jack Mekler-2

01 Jun 1959

86.9

6:28:11

Trevor Allen-2

31 May 1958

86.9

6:26:26

Jack Mekler (RSA)

31 May 1957

86.9

6:13:55

Mercer Davies (RSA)

31 May 1956

86.9

6:33:35

Gerald Walsh-2

31 May 1955

86.9

6:06:32

Gerald Walsh (RSA)

12 Jun 1954

86.9

6:12:55

Wally Hayward-5

13 Jul 1953

86.9

5:52:30

Wally Hayward-4

14 Jul 1952

86.9

7:00:02

Trevor Allen (RSA)

24 May 1951

86.9

6:14:08

Wally Hayward-3

24 May 1950

86.9

6:46:25

Wally Hayward-2

24 May 1949

86.9

6:23:21

Reg Allison (RSA)

24 May 1948

86.9

7:13:52

William Savage-2

24 May 1947

86.9

6:41:05

Hardy Ballington-5

24 May 1946

86.9

7:02:40

Bill Cochrane-2

1941-45

 

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not held

24 May 1940

86.9

6:39:23

Allen Boyce (RSA)

24 May 1939

86.9

6:22:05

Johnny Coleman-2

24 May 1938

86.9

6:32:26

Hardy Ballington-4

24 May 1937

86.9

6:23:11

Johnny Coleman (RSA)

25 May 1936

86.7

6:46:14

Hardy Ballington-3

24 May 1935

86.7

6:30:05

Bill Cochrane (RSA)

24 May 1934

86.7

7:09:03

Hardy Ballington-2

24 May 1933

86.7

6:50:37

Hardy Ballington (RSA)

9:31:25

Geraldine Watson-3

24 May 1932

86.7

7:41:58

William Savage (RSA)

11:56:

Geraldine Watson-2

25 May 1931

86.7

7:16:30

Phil Masterton-Smith (RSA)

11 hrs +

Geraldine Watson (RSA)

24 May 1930

86.7

7:27:26

Wally Hayward (RSA)  

24 May 1929

86.9

7:52:

Darrell Dale (RSA)

24 May 1928

90.1

7:49:07

Frank Sutton (RSA)

24 May 1927

86.9

6:40:56

Arthur Newton-5

25 May 1926

86.9

6:57:46

Harry Phillips (RSA)

25 May 1925

87.5

6:24:45

Arthur Newton-4

24 May 1924

86.9

6:58:22

Arthur Newton-3

24 May 1923

86.9

6:56:

Arthur Newton-2

11:35:

Frances Hayward (RSA)

24 May 1922

86.9

8:40:

Arthur Newton (RSA)  

24 May 1921

87.9

8:59:

Bill Rowan (RSA)
Note: 1921 was the inaugural year. Hayward (1923) was an unofficial entrant. In 1992, Charl Mattheus (RSA) finished first but was disqualified for testing positive for the stimulant Degoran.  "Up" (Durban to Pietermaritzburg) years are backlited in green.  Race distances are given in kilometers.

Most Wins (1921-date)

Men

9

Bruce Fordyce (RSA) 1981-88,1990

Women

8

Elena Nurgalyeva (RUS) 2003-04,2006,2008,2010-13


Prize Money
(ADR qualified runners)

Year        Men      Women      Total
2014   $104,495   $105,390   $209,885
2013     91,525     91,230    182,755
2012    111,850    109,840    221,690
2011    118,350    112,150    230,500
2010     97,460     97,460    194,920
2009     82,845     82,845    165,690
2008    137,230     93,065    230,295
2007     72,205     72,205    144,410
2006     79,180     74,820    154,000
2005     77,910     77,910    155,820
2004     79,170    118,605    197,775
2003     62,505     62,385    124,890
2002     37,425     36,725     74,150
2001     49,420     44,415     93,835
2000     70,195     36,165    106,360
1999     38,830     32,985     71,815
1998     34,990     28,455     63,445
1997     32,985     26,560     59,545
1996     25,420     21,000     46,420
1995     24,840     17,250     42,090
Sums $1,428,830 $1,341,460 $2,770,290

Note: 1995 was the first year for prize money.

Race Time Bias (sec/km)
Race time bias calculations are not valid for distances longer than 50 km.

Competitive Level (1990-date)

Year     Men   Women
2014     134     110
2013     254     197
2012     207     279
2011     212     313
2010     162     188
2009     151     294
2008      94     319
2007     130     394
2006     103     314
2005     112     375
2004      68     232
2003      86     278
2002     146     315
2001      18      64
2000     n/c      90

Quality Performances
Men 
<5:25       4
<5:30      19
<5:35      66
<5:40     116

Women 
<6:00       3
<6:10       9
<6:20      37
<6:30      63

Note: The race distance varies from year to year and times also differ between "up" and "down" years. Hence, the numbers of quality performances should be not be taken too seriously.

Finishers

Year     Men  Women    M+F    
2014   15802   4498  20300
....    
2011    8892   2183  11075    
2010   11210   3128  14339     
2009    8258   1748  10006    
2008    7290   1423   8713
2007    8288   1763  10051
2006                  9838
2005                 11728
2004                 10126
2003                 11417
2002                  9029
2001                 11079
2000                 20047
1999                 11277
1998                 10491
1997                 11343
1996                 11264
1995                 10538
1994                 10272
1993                 11318
1992                 10690
1991                 12081
1990                 10268
1989                 10505
1988                 10357
1987                  8378
1986                  9653
1985                  8194
1984                  7158
1983                  5375
1982                  4618
1981                  3665
1980                  3979
1979                  2824
1978                  2598
1977                  1678
1976                  1408
1975                  1241
1974                  1158
1973                  1221
1972                   973
1971                   925  
1970                   636
1969                   586  
1968                   435
1967                   415
1966                   261
1965                   282  
1964                   204
1963                   149  
1962                   109  
1961                    98
1960                    80
1959                    70
1958                    34
1957                    62
1956                    55
1955                    64
1954                    33
1953                    26
1952                    23
1951                    25
1950                    20
1949                    32
1948                    23
1947                    23
1946                     8
1940                    10
1939                    21  
1938                    11
1937                    19
1936                    13  
1935                    34  
1934                    24  
1933                    57
1932                    24  
1931                    29
1930                    29  
1929                    19  
1928                    13  
1927                    21
1926                    14  
1925                    23  
1924                    16
1923                    30  
1922                    27
1921                    16  
Sum                 357400
Sums   59470  14753  74493
M/F                   4.05   

Last Updated on 05 Jun 2014

Contributor: Riel Hauman (30), Emmett Rahl (1)