Gerda Steyn claimed the second Comrades crown of her career as she scuppered Frith van der Merwe’s 34-year-old best time for the Down run on Sunday.
Steyn, who smashed the Up time when she won in her last outing in 2019, crossed the line in 5 hr 44 min 54 sec, almost 10 minutes better than the 5:54:43 mark from 1989.
She led from fairly early in the race and slowly stretched her lead as she worked, smiled and waved her way from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
Adele Broodryk, third last year, was second in 5:56:26 and Carla Molinaro was third in 6:00:23.
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