Comrades marathon is the oldest, greatest and the largest ultra-marathon with a total distance of around 90 km and the run takes place annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and the start point alternates between the two cities each year with 6 cut-offs in between and has to be completed within the time limit of 12 hours and that’s why it is known as ‘The Ultimate Human Race.’
This year it was the ‘up’ run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and participants had to cross five hills and the theme of the race was ‘It Takes All of You – Zinikele’. Out of 20,000 registered participants, 124 were Indians. 17031 athletes started the foot race and 13852 finished within the 12-hour cut-off of which 85 were Indians. Arup completed the race in 11 hours & 25 minutes. He was training for last 4 months covering around 250kms every month.
Arup is currently residing in Pune and working as an IT professional. Arup took up running in January 2014 and has been actively participating in marathons since end of 2014. Till now he has completed 17 marathons across 4 countries.
More information on Comrades Marathon can be found at http://comrades.com/
Moirangthem Arup Singh: BIB number: 35175
The detailed result can be seen at below Comrades marathon website
This article was sent by Charles Moirangthem, who can be contacted at charlesmoirang(at)gmail(dot)com.