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Comrades Marathon Minimal Effort Question: I want to train as little as possible. What is the shortest long run I can do and still finish the Comrades Marathon?

Lindsey Parry answers:

The minimum distance you are required to cover by the Comrades Marathon association is 42.2km to qualify for the race.

If you can manage a marathon in less than five hours, you will stand a good chance of completing the race in May.

I would highly recommend you attempt a 50km run five weeks from race day. If you can pull that off in less than six hours, you will be in a good position come Comrades day.

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