Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Comrades Marathon - Runner Tracking, Course Info, & More

2015 Comrades Marathon logo
See links for info on the 2015 Comrades Marathon below.

Update, May 31st, 2015: See Comrades 2015 live results: http://live.ultimate.dk/desktop/front/index.php?eventid=2400&language=us

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The 2015 Comrades Marathon, which marks the 90th running of the classic South Africa ultramarathon, takes place this Sunday, May 31st. Here are some essential details you'll want to know about the race:
  • course map (view or download)
  • runner tracking (Note: Comrades website says "Use this link on your Mobile device to load the app to track your runner on race day."
  • virtual Comrades course in 3D
  • race FAQs
  • starting point: City Hall, Durban
  • finish line: Oval Cricket Stadium, Pietermaritzburg
  • start time: 5:30 a.m.
  • official distance: the race distance varies somewhat each year, but for 2015 it is approximately 89 km. According to the race FAQs page, "the final race distance is subject to change and will be confirmed in the Final Race Instructions."
(Update: info on the mobile app for Comrades runner tracking has been added above.) We haven't been able to find details on the website about how to track Comrades runners, but will add it here if we locate it (this may not appear until the race starts, unfortunately). See the news page for more information, including the current weather in Pietermaritzburg.

Good luck to all competitors!

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