MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Congratulates Comrades Participants

02 June 2013    

  

 

The IFP wishes to congratulate all those who participated in the biggest ultra-marathon race on the planet, the Comrades, held in KwaZulu Natal today.

 

"We applaud the performance and victory of Claude Moshiywa, who broke the foreign dominance of the race, by becoming the first South African to win the "up" run in 21 years. His historic win has made our nation extremely proud," said Sibongile Nkomo MP, the IFP's Secretary-General.

 

The IFP also congratulated Russian competitor Elena Nurgalieva on her victory. "The Russian twins Elena and Olesya Nurgalieva have again shown that they are two truly remarkable and talented athletes. They deserve our respect and admiration. The IFP congratulates Elena on achieving her eighth victory in the women's event," said Nkomo.

 

Nkomo concluded by saying that the IFP was proud of all those, especially our fellow South Africans, who competed in this exceptionally physically challenging race.

 

"We applaud each runner's enthusiasm and bravery to face this ultimate test of human endurance. Your participation is testament, and a celebration of the human spirit being able to conquer all challenges and adversity. We salute all the 2013 competitors!" concluded Nkomo.

 

 

Contact: Ms Sibongile Nkomo MP, on 076 553 1240.