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On 11 March, 2792 runners laced-up and took to the road alongside running legend and Comrades king, Bruce Fordyce, at the RE/MAX Challenge held in Edenvale.



The event consisted of a 42km Marathon, 21km Half Marathon and a 5km Reach for a Dream Dash. In light of the fact that the marathon celebrated its 10th annual running with RE/MAX as the title sponsors and the Edenvale Rand Road Warriors as hosts, participants received a new collectable 10th Anniversary medal. “It’s amazing to have been a part of this for a decade now. The RE/MAX Challenge has become a firm favourite among avid members of the running fraternity, as well as some big names in the sport,” says Ian Ross, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX One.

Another one of the sport’s living legends, Two Oceans and Comrades Marathon record holder, Frith van der Merwe, also participated in this year’s event. Frith's Comrades' record of 5:54 and Two Oceans record of 3:30, have both have been standing for the last 23 years.

Starting at Dunvegan and finishing at Edenvale High School, the new faster and flatter race route made this event the perfect qualifier for the Comrades Marathon, which will be held later on this year. Bruce Fordyce, a household name in South Africa and endorser of the RE/MAX Challenge, said that athletes who are in the process of preparing for Comrades must have clear targets for the race. He added that training hard will allow athletes to have fun on the day and enjoy the race.

Training hard certainly paid off for the winners of the 42km Marathon, Kenyan Paulo Otisi Nyamachere from Nedbank Central took the win, followed by Anton Marais of Bedfordview Country Club and George Rapule Mooi. The first woman to complete the race was Megan Widerley, who finished in a time of 3:24 after taking the lead at the 4km mark.  The second woman to cross the line was Carien Visser followed by Kerryn Prowse. Paulo and Megan both plan to take part in the Two Oceans marathon this year. The 21km winner Lucky Miya, was followed by Wandile Nzima and Never Matiye. Although having struggled with injuries for the past year, Tony Snoxell pulling one out of the bag by winning the women's 21km. Second and third was taken by Caroline Koll and Jodi Moss respectively.

The Reach for a Dream 5km Dash had over 540 entrants and incorporated an interschool entry competition. Prizes were awarded to both the primary and high school with largest number of entrants. Pupils from various schools were able to donate to those less fortunate. Over R30 000 was raised for the Reach for a Dream foundation.

Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa said: “With funds being raised for a worthy charity, this event has really been able to uplift many children who are suffering with chronic illness. It is always encouraging to see top athletes along with members of the community coming together to take part in their sport and give back to charity.”

Ross concluded by saying: “Running is a fast growing sport and a great way to get people together for a cause. This event was a great success and we look forward to our continued involvement in this race."



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