The Comrades Marathon was honoured for being the oldest marathon and ultra-marathon on the African continent. It is also the world's oldest ultra-marathon and, of all marathons run globally, it is third in age, behind only the Boston and Yonkers Marathons.
The status of the Comrades Marathon was further underlined when the CMA was chosen to host a highly successful 2012 AIMS Children's Series Race in Durban earlier this year. The CMA was also recently awarded the hosting rights for the inaugural AIMS Regional Conference, which will be held in Pietermartizburg in February 2013. It will also host the AIMS World Congress in Durban in May 2014.
Accepting the special award on behalf of the CMA on Friday, former chairman and present board member Peter Proctor dedicated it to Vic Clapham, the founder of the Comrades Marathon, Allafrica.com
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