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Comrades Marathon

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(South African) the Comrades Marathon, an annual long-distance race run every year on the 16th of June from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, a distance of approximately 90 kilometres (56 miles) Often shortened to the Comrades
Word Origin
C20: first run after WWI by returning servicemen to commemorate their fallen comrades
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