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It’s a journey, not a destination… by Leon Naude

“Don’t you want to do the Comrades with me”… I remember my best friend at the time asking me this life altering question. It was around October 2011 and I was busy landing the plane on my post-grad studies thinking, once I’m done with this I’ll have some free time to tackle the training. Little did I know that the commitment to finish the race led me to a completely direction in life that I never planned nor did I ever think would be possible. My journey actually started a little before that. In March 2008 I committed to my faith...

My road to Comrades… A very short road to a big decision! By Karen Bartmann

For many years now on Comrades Sunday morning I would wake up at 5am to watch people starting Comrades. Each time, my eyes would be filled with tears, being overwhelmed with appreciation of these athletes.  I’ve always loved watching Comrades since I was a young girl, even when I wasn’t interested in running. People running that far amazed me how could they run that far, not knowing the intricacies of how to get through a Comrades Marathon. I started my journey of being an Athlete in Triathlon in 2014. It started out with just getting back into cycling, I mean cycling...