May 23, 2024  
The Nedbank Running Club is preparing to produce an exciting and very entertaining Comrades marathon race on 9 June 2024.

Dear Members of the Media and all Press representatives.

Nedbank Running Club and Comrades plans.

The Nedbank Running Club is preparing to produce an exciting and very entertaining Comrades marathon race on 9 June 2024.

Most of our Elite and top athletes are currently in training camps across the World and we are expecting to dominate all factors, gender groups, Team Prizes, and age groups of this exciting World Class Ultra Marathon on race day.

On top of this the Nedbank Running Club will be represented by more than 600 Nedbank Running Club members of our 12 National Nedbank Clubs ,4 African Clubs and a host of Nedbank International Elite athletes.


I just want to point out a couple of important dates and information to make our journey and yours a memorable one.

  1. Nedbank RC do have 45 athletes who qualified to be included in the Comrades Elite field.
  1. We have 2 x defending champions-Edward Mothibi, winner of the last uprun in 2019 and Tete Dijana winner of the last down run in 2023.
  1. We also have the runners up of both genders in the 2023 Comrades marathon in the likes of Adele Broodryk and Piet Wiersma competing for our team.
  1. We have multiple Comrades Gold medallists in our Nedbank Team-See full list attached with their qualifying times.
  1. The cream of the crop Elite athletes will be seen at the official Comrades media launch on Friday 7 June 2024 at 10h00 at the Elangeni Hotel.
  1. NB-Please note that our athletes will not be staying afterwards the media conference for one-on-one interviews.
  1. Its important that we leave straight after the media launch to be able to get them to a very important Lunch meal at our hotel as soon as possible.
  1. The Nedbank team will be arriving as from Thursday am and Friday am at our race hotel which is the Holiday Inn Express in Umhlanga.
  1. If you need to do interviews, one on ones, photo shoots, etc please feel free to arrange with me personally for a suitable date and time per WhatsApp or e-mail.
  1. The best times I suggest will be Thursday after 15h00, Friday after 15h00, Saturday as from 10h00 till 12h00 after which the athletes will be preparing their personal bottles.
  1. Please view the athletes full CV`s and photos on our website.

Click on “ABOUT US’ THEN ON ‘COMRADES 2024” and then on each individual athlete.


Regards-Nick Bester-National Manager Nedbank Running Clubs.

Sel nr 082 454 2222


Comrades marathon Elite Athletes list        
Nedbank Running Club        
Name Surname Seeding Qualifying Time Qualifying Race Province
Edward  Mothibi TEAM 02:14:23 CT Marathon AGN
Joseph Manyedi  TEAM 02:21:41 CT Marathon AGN
Dan Matshailwe TEAM 02:24:29 Soweto Marathon AGN
Johannes  Makgetla TEAM 02:29:02 Pretoria Marathon AGN
Tete Morena   Dijana TEAM 02:13:24 CT Marathon AGN
Lebogang Khonkhobe Elite   02:58:33 City to City Ultra AGN
Reuben  Mosiane Elite 02:25:58 Pretoria Marathon AGN
Renier Grobler TEAM 03:06:54 Om Die Dam AGN
Pfarelo  Mathada Elite 03:01:03 Om Die Dam AGN
Onalenna Khonkhobe Elite 03:09:30 Two Oceans CNW
Sinethemba   Tshangase Elite 02:24:30 Umzila Ka Tambo Marathon KZN
Sithembiso   Mqhele  Elite 02:51:25 Runified 50km KZN
Siyabonga Mafuleka Elite 02:28:37 Runified 50km (at 42.2km) KZN
Bernardo Fredericks Elite 02:30:57 Vlakte Marathon SWD
Ilse Marais Elite 02:55:46 CT Marathon CGA
Annalise Scholtz Elite 02:58:37 Infantry School Cango Marathon EPA
Adele Broodryk TEAM 02:57:13 Soweto Marathon AGN
Maretha Smit Elite 02:55:10 Peninsula Marathon WPA
Helene van Rooyen Elite 02:58:41 NMB 1City Marathon AVT
Msawenkosi  Nsibande Elite 02:54:00 Hippo Marathon KZN
Jeannie Hendersen Elite 02:53:10 Elands Valley Marathon CGA
Landie  Greyling Elite 02:52:09 Infantry School Cango Marathon WPA
Galaletsang Mekgoe TEAM 03:35:56 Runified 50km AGN
Slindile Chilli TEAM 03:32:13 Runified 50km AGN
Deanne Laubsher TEAM 02:47:50 Peninsula Marathon AGN
Michelle Spies Elite 02:57:47 N4 Track Marathon AVT
Michelle Dykman TEAM 03:12:33 Mielie Marathon AGN
Taryn  Snyman TEAM 03:26:59 Jacaranda Marathon AGN
Melissah GIBSON Women 02:36:39 Seville Marathon  
Dominika STELMACH Women 02:39:19 BMW Berlin Marathon 2023  
Caitriona JENNINGS Women 02:48:26 Sydney Marathon  
Jackie KELLERMAN Women 02:55:00 Perth Running festival  
Petra PASTOROVA Women 03:24:23 Hyderabad Ultra Marathon - IAU 50 km WC (IND)  
Marnie PONTON Women 03:15:46 Gold Coast 50 (Australian 50km National Championships)  
Andrea POMARANSKI Women 02:36:41 Houston Marathon  
Mike Fokoroni Men 02:25:58 Harare Marathon  
Maama MOSHOESHOE Men 02:29:52 Johnson & Crane Marathon  
Wayne SPIES Men 02:29:54 Chicago Marathon  
Alex MILNE Men 02:51:25 Goodwood Motor Circuit 50km  
Nikolay VOLKOV Men 02:18:48 PERMSKIY MARAFON  
Piet WIERSMA Men 02:21:49 Milano Marathon  
Julian Nison Men 02:24:23 Seville Marathon  
Lyno Muchena Elite 02:42:55 Race for Cancer 48km  
Jonathan CHINYOKA Elite 02:21:29 Harare Marathon  
Degefa Lafebo Women 03:12:47 Two Oceans Ultra