South Africa’s Gerda Steyn has become the first woman to finish the Comrades Marathon up-run in under six-hours. She finished in five-hours-58-minutes and 53-seconds.

Steyn finished second in last year’s Comrades Marathon.

The twenty eight-year-old Nedbank Running Club athlete smashed the Comrade’s 12 year up-run record.

Steyn’s victory makes it a double whammy for South Africa as Edwin Mothibi won in the men’s race.