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Ultra-Marathon Queen Gerda Steyn Smashes Comrades Record with Impressive Win

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Ultra Marathon Queen Gerda Steyn Smashes Comrades Record With Impressive Win

Ultra-marathon runner Gerda Steyn showcased her dominance and exceptional prowess by shattering the Women’s Comrades Marathon record in Pietermaritzburg. In a remarkable display of athleticism, Steyn triumphed, crossing the finish line in a phenomenal 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 46 seconds.

The fiercely competitive event witnessed Steyn surpass her own previous up run best time, solidifying her status as a formidable force in the ultra-running world. Having claimed victory in this challenging race for the third time, Steyn’s remarkable performance further cements her legacy as a record-breaking athlete.

Russian athlete Alexandra Morozova, the 2022 Comrades Marathon champion, showcased her skill and determination by clinching second place in a commendable time of 6 hours and 5 minutes. Notably, US runner Courtney Olsen demonstrated exceptional resilience, surging from sixth place to secure an impressive third-place finish with a time of 6 hours and 8 minutes.

Carla Molinaro and Nobukhosi Tshuma engaged in a thrilling battle for fourth place, with Molinaro ultimately triumphing in a closely contested race. The competitive spirit and exceptional performances of these elite athletes highlighted the intensity and prestige of the Comrades Marathon.

Gerda Steyn’s triumph comes as she prepares to compete in the Olympic Marathon in Paris, underscoring her versatility and outstanding endurance as an athlete. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her relentless pursuit of success continue to inspire fans and fellow athletes alike.

Rachel Adams

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