Rubbing shoulders with the Comrades Queen

Volunteer at Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services in New Market Park, Judy Joubert, seen here with South Africa’s “Marathon Queen”, Frith van der Merwe, at Sunday’s Jackie Gibson Marathon and Alan Ferguson Half-Marathon held in Kibler Park.

Frith is best known as the first woman to break six hours at the down run Comrades. As a frail-looking 24-year-old in 1989, she shattered the women's down-run record by an incredible 51 minutes and 52 seconds to finish in the amazing time of 5:54:43. Frith was inducted in into the Sport Hall of Fame in Cape Town in 2013. On Sunday she competed in the 21.1 Alan Ferguson Half-Marathon and described the run as “quite tough, but the route was beautiful.” Proceeds from the 5km Fun Run/Walk has been donated to Stepping Stone Hospice.



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