The Comrades 2017 is an Up Run on Sunday the 4th of June 2017
THE ORIGIN - VIC CLAPHAMS VISION
When the smoke cleared from a war torn world at the end of 1918, the dead numbered almost 10 million. In that war of only four years, far more people died than in all the wars 100 years previously. It is little wonder therefore that associations such as the League of Comrades of the Great War were started, to give help to families torn apart by the cruelties of war, but also for soldiers to rekindle the camaraderie shared on the battlefield.
A soldier, a dreamer, who had campaigned in East Africa in that terrible war approached the League of Comrades of the Great War with a vision that would result in the worlds greatest ultra marathon eighty years later. Little could Vic Clapham have visualized that when he founded the Comrades Marathon in 1921, that almost twenty thousand aspiring athletes would stand at the start of his dream race.
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Last update on this event: 24/08/2016
Event added: 24/08/2016