Russia’s Aleksandra Morozova took the top honors in the grueling 95th edition of the Comrades Marathon which is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon, held on Sunday (28) in Durban, South Africa.
The 32 year-old who successfully challenged the race organisers in the court after the World Athletics Council had recommended her exclusion as part of the ban on Russian athletes from international events over the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
Morozova who finished second in 2019 and third in 2018 put aside her court issues and took on the challenge of the 90km race as she maneuvered through the eastern hills of the country and winning the race in a time of 6:17.48
Poland’s Dominkia Stelmach came in second with South Africa’s Adele Broodryk finishing in third place.
Morozova pocketed $15,000 prize money.