Are you looking for accommodation after you’ve run the Comrades marathon?
This year sets the stage for the Comrades Marathon, the world’s largest ultra-marathon. Whether you’re going to run the race or watch the race, you’ll need somewhere to stay and play. Why not make it Casa Playa, Umhlanga Rocks, Natal’s premier luxury holiday accommodation destination?
Book this date now and read a bit more about the ultimate South African ultra-marathon, theComrades Marathon.
The first 90 km South African ultra-marathon, the Comrades Marathon was run on 24 May 1921 and was won by Bill Rowan in a time of 8 hours and 59 minutes.
The Comrades Marathon was the brainchild of World War 1 veteran Vic Clapham to commemorate the South African soldiers killed during the war. Only 34 entrants ran the first race from the City Hall of Pietermaritzburg. From those humble beginnings the Comrades Marathon has now become the largest ultra-marathon in the world. The field ranges between 10 000 and 13 000 runners every year. 2000 was a record year when 23 000 runners entered the race.
The direction of the race alternates each year. The up run (approximately 87 km) starts from Durban and the down run (approximately 89 km) starts from Pietermaritzburg.
Go the distance at Casa Playa No. 5, Umhlanga Rocks, KZN’s premier luxury Comrades accommodation
The race has produced several legends.
The first was multiple winner, Arthur Newton – 5 x (1922, 23, 24, 25 and 27).
Of course, the undisputed King of Comrades has to be Bruce Fordyce. He won the race for eight consecutive years between1981 – 1988. He then won it for a 9th time in 1990.
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