The Ultimate Human Race: This is Comrades

By: New Balance
Posted on May 26, 2015

On May 31st, 23,000 runners from around the world will make the journey to Durban, South Africa to run their dream race, the Comrades Marathon. It's a punishing 89km ultramarathon that pushes each runner to go beyond what they believe their bodies are capable of. The race covers 90 km, or 56.1 miles, between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban.


Learn more about the Spirit of Comrades


The Comrades Marathon has changed the lives of many runners - some have regained the determination to better themselves, while others have discovered a deeper sense of purpose. Hear the inspiring story of four runners who are eager to take on the greatest and oldest ultramarathon in the world this weekend:

Phindi Gule


Kabelo Sekete


Shayla Bailes


Richard Pretorius

Follow these inspiring runners as they go full throttle at the Comrades Marathon

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