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07 September 2021, 3pm

New book celebrates 100 years of ‘world’s greatest ultramarathon’

Comrades centenary publication


To commemorate the centenary of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, a very special hardcover publication will be released towards the end of 2021.

For the first time, a history of the Comrades Marathon will be presented in a coffee table format, reflecting the extraordinary spectacle of the event including many never-seen-before photographs.

The history of The Ultimate Human Race is celebrated, from its humble beginnings, when 34 starters ran in the 1921 race, to fields of over 20,000 nowadays which include ultramarathon runners from all around the world.

Spiced with stories of bygone days and fun anecdotes, the book also looks at everything that goes into making this massive event a smoothly-run, world-leading exhibition of the best that South Africa has to offer.

In Your Stride: 100 Years of the Comrades Marathon, 1921–2021 is a must-have for anyone who has been inspired by the race. It documents a unique ultramarathon that has set and continues to set the worldwide bar for astonishing endurance challenges, undertaken and met by ordinary people.

It is an inspirational look at the power of the human spirit, captured beautifully over the course of a century of change in scenes that echo times that have passed and a promising future to come.

Consisting of 264 pages in full colour and a matt cover finish with UV spot varnish, the book is a 280×280mm hard cover publication crammed with loads of information and imagery on the world’s biggest, oldest and most famous ultramarathon.

The book can be pre-ordered here:

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