Edward Mothibi has won the 2019 Comrades Marathon. It’s the first win for the South African from Rusternburg in the North West.

Mothibi claimed  fourth place on debut last year.

Mothibi won in a time of 5 hours and 31 minutes.

The Nedbank Running Club member beat out last year’s winner Bongumusa Mthembu after Polly Shorts on the uphill run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

Watch the final meters of Mothibi’s race to the finish line:

2018 winner Bongumusa Mthembu congratulated 2019 winner Mothibi: