Comrades Marathon Association confirms 2018 route changes and distance

The official distance of the 2018 Comrades Marathon, as well as changes to the route, have been confirmed by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA).

CMA Race Director Rowyn James says: “The officially measured and certified distance for this year’s Down Run is 90,184km.

“The 2018 Comrades Down Run will be slightly longer than the previous Down Run route. The 2016 route was 89,208km.”

James has advised that some changes will be effected from the start at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

He says: “On race day, our runners will start their epic Down Run journey at the City Hall, running down Chief Albert Luthuli…
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Comrades Marathon Association confirms 2018 route changes and distance

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