Fu­elled-up CMA clear up cut-off times con­fu­sion

The Witness - - SPORT - CARL PE­TERS

A­ NEW­ fuel­ spon­sor­ has­ been­ se­curedby­ the­ Com­rades­ Marathon­ As­so­ci­a­tion(CMA),­ but­ par­tic­i­pantsneed­ not­ seach­ for­ a­ mir­a­cle­ pro­pel­lant­for­ their­ own­ bodies­ on­ Sun­day,June­ 10,­ be­cause­ the­ cut-off­ time­sare­ not­ much­ dif­fer­ent­ from­ the­ pre­vi­ousDown­ Run.

The­ CMA­ were­ yes­ter­day­ happy­ toan­nounce­ Cal­tex­ as­ a­ “fuel­ provider­part­ner­ to­ TheUl­ti­mate­ Hu­manRace”­ intheir­ bas­ket­ of­spon­sors­for­ the­ marathon­from­Pi­eter-mar­itzburg­ toDur­ban­ in­ twom­onths’­ time.

CMA­ gen­eral­man­ager­ ChrisFisher­ said:“The­ CMA­ has­part­nered­ with­in­ter­na­tion­al­brands­ over­the­ years­ and­ we­ are­ proud­ to­ wel­comeCal­tex­ as­ a­ partner­ to­ theCom­rades­ Marathon­ for­ the­ next­three­ years.

“Not­ only­ will­ Cal­tex­ be­ our­ fu­el­provider;­ they­ will­ also­ ex­er­cise­ fore­court­brand­ing­ pro­mo­tions­ at­ Cal­tex­fore­courts­ along­ the­ route.­ In­ ad­di­tion,they­ will­ as­sume­ nam­ing­ right­sto­ the­ Com­rades­ Marathon­ Car­toonRoute­ Maps­ so­ run­ners­ can­ ex­pect­some­ in­no­va­tive­ mar­ket­ing­ plansaround­ these.”

Mean­while,­ CMA­ race­ di­rec­torRowyn­ James­ said­ the­ cut-off­ times­for­ the­ race­ were­ pretty­ much­ the­

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