The Centenary Comrades Marathon scheduled for the 13th of June has been cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
It’s the second successive year that the virus has led to the cancellation of the Ultimate Human Race.
Comrades Marathon Association chairperson, Cheryl Winn, has pleaded with runners to accept and respect the CMA’s decision which has been made in conjunction with KwaZulu-Natal Athletics and Athletics South South Africa.
The CMA Board has regrettably announced its decision to cancel the Comrades Marathon Centenary Race scheduled for 13 June 2021, owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. #ComradesMarathon @ComradesRace pic.twitter.com/sZ5rFLSM9r
— ComradesRace (@ComradesRace) February 10, 2021
CMA says government restrictions and most importantly the health and welfare of the athletes, volunteers, and all other stakeholders were considered in making the decision.
First held in 1921, this year’s event would’ve been the 95th running of the Comrades Marathon and it would’ve been a down run from Pitermaritzburg to Durban.