Sunday, June 15, 2008

Svetsov Takes 2008 Comrades Marathon in Record Time

Russian Leonid Shvetsov took the Comrades Marathon today for a second year in a row and in a record time of 5:24:48. The 83rd running of the famed South African ultra saw about 12,000 people take to the 90k course - this year being an "up" route finishing in Pietermaritzburg with a net elevation gain of over 2,000 ft. Check out the Independent Online for this and other news about Comrades (link). For gory detail on what it's like to run the world's oldest ultra when you're under trained, check out this Runners' World piece (story).

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