First the legend:
Alan Robb ran his 40th consecutive Comrades Marathon yesterday. That is just incredible! He won the race 4 times in the 1970's and holds the record for the most number of gold medals - 12. The top 10 gets a gold medal.
Claude Mushiywa won the race yesterday and is of course a new South African hero now. It was the first time in 21 years that a South African won the up run. We have quite a few down run winners but the up run has been won by foreigners since 1993.
He wakes up at 3AM Monday to Thursday and runs 32km(20 miles) before work. On weekends he runs 50 - 70km (31 - 44miles). A hero indeed!