Comrades Marathon

1920’s : Heat and dust (Part 1)
When the smoke cleared from a war weary world at the end of 1918, the dead numbered almost ten million. Continue reading

1920’s : Heat and dust (Part 2)
By 1923 the race had taken on a far more serious look, even though race entries were down from the previous year. Continue reading

1930’s : Desperate dashes, close finishes (Part 1)
The first race of the 30’s saw a wiry, muscular runner line up in Durban as a novice – Wally Hayward. No one suspected him of any ambitions as a long distance runner. Continue reading

1930’s : Desperate dashes, close finishes (Part 2)
Even though the field was small for the 1935 “Down” race, the day was glorious, the sun was shining, a big difference from the previous two years. Continue reading

1940’s : The war clouds close in
From the very beginning it was going to be difficult to stage the 1940 race. Continue reading

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