Official Comrades Distances Over 94 Years

The official distance of the 2022 Comrades Marathon is 89.889km - slightly shorter than the previous 'Down' run route.

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 The 2022 Comrades Marathon distance is the second longest since 1999 but most of the ‘Down’ distances in the last 20 years are between 88km and 90km.

Here’s a list of the race distances of the Comrades Marathons dating back to 1921.


Those distances shown in Miles (M) are the estimated distances given by the organisers. Except in a few isolated instances, the course was not measured. The distance was given as approximate. Comrades 2019 was an ‘Up’ run and measured 86.83km.

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