Arguably the greatest ultra marathon in the world where athletes come from all over the world to combine muscle and sinew and mental strength to conquer the approx 56 miles (90 kilometres) between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Not only that, but they must do so within 12 hours.
John’s incredible performance has earned him a special Bill Rowan bronze and silver medal, awarded to runners finishing between 7h 30m and 9 hrs.
His time of 8h 56m 23s* meant John finished 2517th overall.
Race report and results to follow.