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Roadrunning: First cut-off for Comrades Marathon removed after numerous requests

# Roadrunning: The organisers of the Comrades Marathon have agreed to remove the first cut-off at St Johns Avenue in Pinetown. They received numerous requests due to the time it’s taking athletes to cross the starting line, the roadworks in Sherwood and athletes having to amend their pacing during the first half of the race. This year’s up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on the ninth of next month involves solid climbing over the first 38-kilometres, leading to athletes starting more slowly to conserve strength.