South African Victory At 2013 Comrades Marathon

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South African Claude Moshiywa took a comfortable 9-minute victory in the 2013 Comrades Marathon.

Moshiywa took the lead after four hours, and crossed¬†the finish line in 05:32:09, becoming the first South African to win the “Up” run since Jetman Msutu in 1992.

Moshiywa was third in 2011 and ninth last year.

Sweden’s Jonas Buud finished in second place, with Mpesela Ntlosoeu (Lesotho) in third.

Defending champion Ludwick Mamabolo finished in fourth.

Russian twin Elena Nurgalieva took her 8th Comrades Marathon title in a time of 06:27:09. She is one win away from equaling Bruce Fordyce’s 9-win record.

Elena’s sister, Olesya, finished in second place, 58 seconds behind her. Charne Bosman was the first South African across the finish line in 5th place.

Top 10 Men

1 Claude Moshiywa (RSA) 05:32:09
2 Jonas Buud (Sweden) 05:41:21
3 Mpesela Ntlosoeu (Lesotho) 05:43:38
4 Ludwick Mamabolo (RSA) 05:45:49
5 Johannes Kekana (RSA) 05:46:27
6 Henry Moyo (Malawi) 05:46:52
7 Joseph Mphuthi (RSA) 05:48:00
8 Mike Fokoroni (Zim) 05:50:11
9 Rufus Photo (RSA) 05:51:52
10 Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 05:52:38

Top 10 Women

1 Elena Nurgalieva (Russia) 06:27:09
2 Olesya Nurgalieva (Russia) 06:28:07
3 Irina Antropova (Russia) 06:44:36
4 Joasia Zakrzewski (Scotland) 06:53:29
5 Charne Bosman (RSA) 06:53:35
6 Marina Zhalybina (Russia) 06:56:55
7 Holly Rush (UK) 07:04:21
8 Melanie Van Rooyen (RSA) 07:08:09
9 Kerry Koen (RSA) 07:15:07
10 Julanie Basson (RSA) 07:21:02

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