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10/06/2018 11:08 SAST | Updated 10/06/2018 11:20 SAST

Bongmusa Mthembu Claims Third Comrades Win!

The 2018 champion also won the race in 2014 and 2017.

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South Africa's Bongmusa Mthembu has done it again! He is the 2018 Comrades Marathon winner, having completed the run from Pietermaritzburg to Moses Mabhida stadium in 5:26:35.

Last year, he completed the 'up' run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 5:35:34.

Mthembu won the race in 2014 as well.

Proud South Africans have called him a true champion elect, and an inspiration.

The last time a South African won the race back-to-back was in the late 80s, a feat achieved by ultra-marathon runner Bruce Fordyce.