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