Gerda Steyn: I can’t believe this happened

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The 29-year-old Steyn became the first woman since Frith van der Merwe in 1989 to win the Comrades and Two Oceans titles in the same year when she won in a new up run record time of 5hr 58min 53sec yesterday. Steyn chopped more than 10 minutes off Russian athlete Elena Nurgalieva’s up run record of 6:09:23 she set in 2006. Steyn finished 17th overall finishing ahead of 2016 men’s Comrades winner David Gatebe, who clocked 6:00.16.

“I can’t believe this happened today, I feel just very blessed for a great race today,” Steyn said.

“This year, I sort of didn’t plan and decided to go with my ability, and over the first half, I tried to take it in....

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