A total of 2 354 international runners from 84 countries are entered into this year’s Comrades Marathon with the lion’s share of athletes coming from India with 403 athletes, Zimbabwe with 255, United Kingdom with 224, USA with 173 and Brazil with 142 runners.
Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James said, “We are pleased with the large number of international entrants in this year’s Comrades Marathon. There is no doubt that this is a truly international event. As usual, we offer a very warm South African welcome to athletes and their families from around the world who will be here to share in the spirit and camaraderie of The Ultimate Human Race on Sunday, 11 June 2023.”
The 96th Comrades Marathon will be a Down Run on Sunday, 11 June, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 5:30am and ending 12 hours later at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in Durban.
The route distance of the 48th Comrades Down Run is 87.701km.
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