Comrades women's winner Gerda Steyn's six most inspirational Insta posts

11 June 2019 - 05:30 By Cebelihle Bhengu
In 2017 Gerda Steyn finished third at Comrades (pictured) and last year she came second.
In 2017 Gerda Steyn finished third at Comrades (pictured) and last year she came second.
Image: Gerda Steyn via Facebook

The 2019 Comrades Marathon winner in the women's category Gerda Steyn remains dominant in news headlines and conversations on social media platforms as scores of people congratulate her and express admiration for her resilience, which saw her not just win the race but shatter  the record for the up run in the process.   

The 29-year old became the first-ever woman to complete the race in under six hours, with a recorded time of of 5:58:53.

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Her Instagram account tells us all there is to know about her journey to becoming the Comrades winner and the amount of work she's been putting in. 

Here are just six of her most inspirational posts:

After hard work and preparation comes race day

Conquering the nerves

'We will triumph'

Believe in yourself 

Hard work pays off

Running clean


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