Let the Spirit of the Comrades Marathon bring positivity

Sipho Dlomo, front, running one of the Comrades Marathons

This weekend the Comrades Marathon will be celebrating its 123 years and is one of the flagship events for the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. Anyone who grew up in this Province has experienced in one way or the other the spirit of this 88-kilometre race. It is the experience of running and the experience of being cheered by diverse crowds along the way. Professor Nokuthula Sibiya has sent a message of well wishes to the MUT staff, Phelelani Khomo from the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Sipho Dlomo, from the Department of Accounting and Law, and their families. Dlomo has run this ultimate marathon for more than 20 times. “This is a race where athletes bring resilience as part of their strategy to win and at the same time, the co-athletes have a silent code that they are all in this together. We are happy that our Province has sustained this great race for more than a century. Hopefully, as MUT, we could have more participants in the marathon in a few years to come”, said Professor Sibiya. “Go out with your families and choose a good spot where you can encourage the athletes. Although this year’s marathon is headed west, we can still participate at various stations of the marathon”, she added. A University of the Western Cape (UWC) athlete is also participating in the marathon, and took some time to visit MUT stakeholders in the department of Marketing and Communications.