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.