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David Gatebe won the Com­rades Marathon on 29 May in record time, adding to his only other high-pro­file ca­reer win, the Two Oceans Marathon in 2013. Gatebe’s record win and en­er­getic push-ups at the fin­ish line, as well his choice of run­ning gear – he wore a pair of Mr Price’s Maxed shoes that re­tails at R499 – caused quite a stir on so­cial me­dia. The top three men’s fin­ish­ers were all South African, while two South Africans also dom­i­nated in the women’s race, mark­ing only the sec­ond time since 1993 that more than one South African fe­male run­ner fin­ished in the top three.

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