South African’s Bongmusa Mthembu wins third Comrades Marathon title

Comrades marathon winner Bongumusa Mthembu crosses the finishing line on June 10, 2018 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Bongmusa Mthembu captured his third Comrades Marathon title on Sunday in a feat that also saw him become the second local man to win the popular KwaZulu-Natal ultra-race back-to-back.

The last man to do so was Bruce Fordyce in 1988. Mthembu‚ of Arthur Ford Athletics Club‚ breasted the tape at the finish at Moses Mabhida Stadium in 5:26:39.

On the other hand, Joseph Mphuthi made it a South African 1-2 in second spot in a time of 5:35:14, which is a difference of 00:08:75.