Nedbank Ultra Marathon returns to the Eastern Cape

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The Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50 kilometers Ultra Marathon is returning to Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.

The Marathon returns with bigger prize money this year, as it has been awarded an elite label status by the World Athletics.

The prize money pot has been increased to R920 000. More than 200 elite top runners will take place in this year’s edition of the marathon.

The race has become one of the top races on the marathon calendar internationally.

Race Director, Nick Bester says all participants received an invite due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been planning for this despite lockdown regulations with relevant stakeholders, the prize money is good, all athletes are fully fit and are committed to the race, the municipality has also played an instrumental role including law enforcement agencies. We have been provided with international status hence we have attracted 200 elite road runners – so expectations are very high.”

Ultra Marathon will get runners back on track after the hard COVID-19 lockdowns: