On behalf of all Nedbankers, I congratulate Nedbank Running Club's Edward Mothibi and Gerda Steyn who took home the gold medals in the 2019 Comrades Marathon, with Gerda smashing the women’s record, completing the course in 5:58:55 on Sunday.
Gerda is the first lady to finish the up-run in under six hours, eclipsing the record by eight-times Comrades winner Elena Nurgalieva by more than ten minutes. Edward beat last year’s winner and triple champion Bongmusa Mthembu with a time of 5:31:33.
I know Nedbankers would have joined me in watching them, along with other members of the Nedbank Running Club, with a great sense of pride. Comrades 2019, through the sterling efforts of our Club members, was awash in green. Along with our winning duo, we had another four men and three women complete the gold medalists. To Gerda, Edward and all our runners, well done, you have done us proud.