What does it take to run the Comrades Marathon?

Entries for the 2015 Comrades Marathon open on 1 September 2014 and a lot of people are sitting at home thinking ‘I’d love to run the Comrades Marathon, but can I?’. We did a webinar before entries opened for the 2014 Comrades Marathon called “Is the Comrades Marathon for me” that was pretty popular (We will do another one this year so watch this space). We have been getting a lot of similar questions in and it is a very broad question but what does it take to run the Comrades Marathon?