IN PICTURES: Emotions run high at the end of the Comrades Marathon

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Comrades marathon winner , Maritzburg local Bongmusa Mthembu wins the race for his second time. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN
It was an emotional end to the Comrades Marathon, with Bongmusa Mthembu winning it for the second time, and US runner Camille Herron coming in as the first American woman to win since 1997.

Mthembu embraced his son after becoming the first South African runner to win two titles since Bruce Fordyce in 1990.

His winning time was 5:35:34.

Herron’s time was 6:27:35, and represented her maiden win. She was the first American to win the Comrades since Anne Trason did the double in 1996 and 1997.

Sisanda Mthembu, the son of Comrades marathon winner , Maritzburg local Bongmusa Mthembu watches as his father wines the race for his second time. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN
Comrades marathon winner, Maritzburg local Bongmusa Mthembu wins the race for his second time, Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN
Bongmusa Mthembu winner of the Comrades Marathon is embraced by his son Sisanda at the finish. Image: Jackie Clausen
Camille Herron won the Comrades Marathon women’s race. Image: Jackie Clausen
Gerda Steyn from South Africa embraces her partner Duncan Ross after coming 4th in the the women’s race of the Comrades marathon finish at Scottsvill racecourse in PMB Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN

Charne Bosman , the 1st SouthAfrican women , came in third in the Comrades Women’s race . Image: Jackie Clausen

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