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It’s just 99 days to The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 10 June 2018 and runners have been urged to submit their qualifying details and secure their space on the start line of the 93rd Comrades Marathon.

Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James has called on all athletes to get their qualifying details to the Comrades Marathon Entries Team by Wednesday, 2 May 2018.

Qualifying races must be completed between 27 August 2017 and 2 May 2018 within the stipulated qualifying standards and the details thereof submitted to CMA by no later than 2 May 2018.

Qualifying races must be ASA technically compliant and appear on the national or provincial fixtures list. International Comrades athletes are reminded that qualifying races outside the borders of South Africa must likewise be compliant with their host country’s national federation requirements.

The Comrades Marathon Seeding Table is as follows:

 

QUALIFYING RACE DISTANCE (SUB)

Batch

42.2 km

48 - 50 km

52 - 54 km

56 km

60 km

64 km

68 km

80 km

89km

100 km

A

02:59:59

03:39:59

03:54:59

04:04:59

04:29:59

04:59:59

05:29:59

06:19:59

07:29:59

08:14:59

B

03:19:59

03:59:59

04:19:59

04:34:59

04:59:59

05:29:59

05:59:59

06:59:59

08:14:59

09:14:59

C

03:39:59

04:24:59

04:44:59

04:59:59

05:29:59

05:59:59

06:34:59

07:39:59

08:59:59

10:14:59

D

03:59:59

04:49:59

05:09:59

05:29:59

06:04:59

06:39:59

07:14:59

08:29:59

09:44:59

10:59:59

E

 

  Green Number Club 

F

04:19:59

05:09:59

05:34:59

05:59:59

06:39:59

07:14:59

07:54:59

09:14:59

10:29:59

11:44:59

G

04:39:59

05:34:59

06:04:59

06:29:59

07:09:59

07:49:59

08:29:59

09:59:59

11:14:59

12:29:59

H

04:59:59

05:59:59

06:29:59

06:59:59

07:39:59

08:19:59

08:59:59

10:39:59

11:59:59

13:29:59

                       

 

Meanwhile, CMA Chairperson, Cheryl Winn has issued an urgent appeal to all those runners who were lucky enough to have secured an entry, but have since either changed their plans, failed to qualify or experienced an injury which might preclude them from participating on 10th June to please make their entries available for Substitution.

“As organisers we experienced an unprecedented demand resulting in our quota being filled and therefore entries closed in less than three weeks this year, leaving some would-be entrants disappointed. We are therefore appealing to anyone who is unlikely to actually utilise their entry, in the true spirt of Comrades, to offer it up for Substitution in order to allow some other runner to achieve his/her dream.”

The 2018 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opens on 26 March and closes on 25 April 2018.

Note: The 93rd Comrades Marathon will be a Down Run, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and finishing 12 hours later at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday, 10 June 2018.

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