The Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has congratulated both Edward Mothibi (male) and Gerda Steyn (female) for respectively winning the 2019 Comrades Marathon on Sunday, June 2.
Edward Mothibi who finished fourth in 2018, finished 2019 Comrades marathon in 5:31:33 with last year’s winner Bongmusa Mthembu coming second. On the ladies front, Gerda Steyn got to the finishing line by wrapping her participation in the 2019 Comrades marathon in 5:58:56. This is the first time in many years that both male and female races were won by South Africa.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa further congratulate all the participants who took part in the event and encourage those who are still running not to give up, however, continue running and ensure that they finish the Marathon before cut off time.