Comrades2015 expected to be largest ever


General View of the starting point during the 2013 Comrades Marathon on the 2nd of June 2013 in Kwa-Zulu Natal , South Africa.

DURBAN - Just over 22,000 local and international runners lined up at the start of the 90th annual Comrades Marathon in Durban, Sunday morning -- one of the country&39;s top events, and the world&39;s oldest and largest ultramarathon.

Today&39;s edition is expected to be the largest ever.



This year&39;s race is an &39;up&39; run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, over 87 kilometres.

Despite a cold front moving into the south-western parts, KwaZulu-Natal remains fairly untouched and it looks like the weather will keep runners comfortable on the road today.

Runners hit the road at 05:30 CAT this morning, and they have until 17.30 CAT this afternoon to complete the route.

Over the years, runners have raised millions of rand for good causes since the race began in May 1921.



Follow live rolling tweets of the race progress on the official Comrades Marathon page profile, below:

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