South Africa’s Tete Dijana wins 2022 Comrades Marathon in Durban

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South African male runner, Tete Dijana, has won the 2022 Comrades Marathon. The security guard from the North West reached Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in an incredible time of 5 hours 30 minutes and 35seconds.

Dijana’s Nedbank running club team member, Edward Mothibi, who attempted defending his 2019 Comrades title, came in second after the two dominated the marathon following the halfway point.

Russian runner Alexandra Morozova is leading the women in what’s known as the Ultimate Human Race.

Athletes are on the road to Durban in the 95th edition of the Comrades Marathon, which will see them tackle a 90km route.

2022 Comrades Marathon pictures by SABC News Sandile Zikhali: 

More than 14 000 athletes are competing in this year’s ultra-marathon which took a two-year hiatus during the hard lockdown.

Runners did their last-minute marathon shopping and scheduled physiotherapy sessions at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre where the expo was held on Saturday.

Comrades Book exhibited                      

One of the exhibits at the expo was a coffee table book entitled “In Your Stride: 100 Years of the Comrades Marathon” co-written by Brad Morgan and Steve Camp.

The book was commissioned by Comrades Marathon Association to mark its centenary.

Morgan says the book outlines how far the Marathon has come since it started. He says what makes this book different from other Comrades books is that it is not heavy on text but is filled with photographs and it communicates the essence of what the Comrades Marathon is about.

“…So I think we’ve really got it right with that and certainly the feedback that we’ve got from the runners has been fantastic. We’re really proud that we’re able to put the book together and also very honoured that Comrades entrusted Steve and I do this book,” explains Morgan.