2019 Comrades Marathon: All systems go

2019 Comrades Marathon: All systems go

KwaZulu-Natal says it is ready for the thousands of athletes, spectators and visitors who are flocking to the province ahead of the 2019 Comrades Marathon. 


MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube says the race is an important event -- especially in terms of economic impact.

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The Comrades Marathon Association expects a whopping R700-million to be injected into the provincial economy over the Comrades Marathon weekend.

Dube-Ncube is hopeful this will trickle down to all communities along the route, and across the rest of the province. 

She says the event gives KwaZulu-Natal the opportunity to showcase its tourist attractions, accommodation venues and facilities.

The MEC says more international athletes continue to enter the race. 

Officials are also hopeful visitors will not just stay for the race on Sunday but also experience some of the attractions the region has to offer. 

The 94th edition of the race starts in Durban and ends at the Scottsville Racecourse in Pietermaritzburg.

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