Full-time guards, fathers and part-time marathoners wowed a quality field at the 2022 Comrades Marathon on Sunday. Tete Dijana The South African Rustenburger crossed the line to win the 90km ultra between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in an impressive time of 5:30:38.
Dijana raced just once in 2019 and finished 50th in 6:25:03. South African eminent Nedbank his running His 33-year-old ultrarunner, who trains at his club, won the 95th Comrades Marathon in less than 10km and soared back to his 2019 defending dropped his champion. Edward Motibi.
Dijana came from humble beginnings working the night shift as a full-time security guard at North-West University in Mahikeng, South Africa. She often went to practice in the morning and noon after her night shift.
In a post-race interview with a South African newspaper citizenDijana said she changed her training three months ago to focus more on ultra-running than marathon distances.
Tete Dijana works as a security guard at Northwest University Mahikeng Campus. He travels from Rustenburg to Clarksdorp every Thursday so he can train with his coaches and teammates.
Today he won Comrades and R260,000🥇🏃🏾♂️
— Nqobile Ndlovu (@CashNSport) August 28, 2022
Earlier this year, at the Nedbank Runnified 50km, Dijana set the pace for his Nedbank teammate. Stephen Mokoka To the 50km world record of 2:40:13.
A father of two young children, Dijana has won over US$16,000. I would like to turn to buy his first house.
Russian athlete wins women’s race despite being banned at first
in the women’s race, Alexandra Morozova After she was first banned, Russia’s she came out victorious in 6:17:48.
Morozova’s registration was withdrawn after she said her comrades were acting. World Athletics InstructionsIt called for all Russian athletes who might win prize money in major races to be banned from participating in championships or related races, citing the conflict in Ukraine.
Russian athlete and winner of the Comrade Marathon women’s race, Alexandra Morozova, will not receive her prize money until the lawsuit, which is scheduled to take place in November. #sabc news
— SAfm News (@SAfmnews) August 28, 2022
After winning a court application to race in Pietermaritzburg High Court, she was eventually allowed to compete. This was Morozova’s fourth time performing her comrade and her first victory. Due to World Athletics sanctions against Russian athletes, she cannot take her winnings home.
She told the media after the race that she received a lot of support from the fans on the track.
Full-time security guard wins Comrades Marathon Ultra
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