LIVE UPDATE: Camille Herron is the new women's Comrades champion


Camille Herron is the new women's Comrades champion.

JOHANNESBURG - American Camille Herron has won the Comrades women's race.

She crossed the finish line in a time of 06:27:35.

Men's race winner Bongmusa Mthembu crossed the Comrades Marathon finish line in a time of 05:35:34.

Mthembu won his maiden Comrades Marathon in 2014.

Zimbabwean Hatiwande Nyamande took second in a time of 5:38:48, while former champion Gift Kelehe was third in 5:41:48.

Another previous champion crossed the line in the top four, with Ludwick Mamabolo placing fourth in 5:42:40. Charles Tjiane, who led at halfway, claimed fifth place in 5:45:26.

Thousands of runners are taking part in the 92nd Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

Last year, South African David Gatebe won the race in a record-breaking five hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds.

The first woman across the finish line, Charne Bosman, is also South African.

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