*The Comrades Marathon has a cutoff time of approximately 12 hours for runners to finish the race. This challenging ultramarathon covers a distance of about 90 kilometers (56 miles) and requires participants to maintain a consistent and efficient pace to complete within the allotted time. The exact finish time can vary depending on the course conditions and individual performance.*

## Comrades Marathon Finish Time Calculator

## FAQs

**How many hours do you have to finish comrades?**- Comrades Marathon has a cutoff time of approximately 12 hours for runners to complete the race.

**How do I calculate my marathon time?**- To calculate your marathon time, multiply your pace (minutes per kilometer) by 42.195 kilometers (the marathon distance).

**How do you pace a Comrades Marathon?**- Pacing a Comrades Marathon involves maintaining a consistent pace, starting conservatively, and adjusting based on the challenging course and conditions.

**How do I calculate my pace?**- To calculate your pace, divide the time (in minutes) by the distance (in kilometers).

**Can you finish the Comrades by walking?**- Yes, it’s possible to finish the Comrades Marathon by walking, but it can be a challenging endeavor due to the race’s distance and time cutoff.

**What percentage of people finish Comrades?**- The percentage of finishers in the Comrades Marathon varies from year to year but is typically around 90% or higher.

**Has Usain Bolt run a marathon?**- Usain Bolt, known for his sprinting, has not officially run a full marathon, but he has expressed interest in doing so after his retirement from professional sprinting.

**What is a 3.5 hour marathon pace?**- A 3.5-hour marathon pace is approximately 5 minutes and 00 seconds per kilometer.

**What is 3 hours for a marathon?**- A 3-hour marathon pace is approximately 4 minutes and 15 seconds per kilometer.

**How many marathons do you need to run before Comrades?**- To qualify for the Comrades Marathon, you typically need to have completed at least one official marathon race.

**What is the fastest Comrades?**- The fastest Comrades Marathon time is held by David Gatebe, who completed the “up” run in 2016 in 5 hours, 18 minutes, and 19 seconds.

**Who is the oldest man to finish the Comrades marathon?**- The oldest man to finish the Comrades Marathon is Fanie Msomi, who completed the race at the age of 85.

**How do you calculate marathon time from half?**- To estimate your marathon time based on a half marathon time, double the half marathon time.

**How do you calculate time from pace and distance?**- To calculate time, multiply your pace (minutes per kilometer) by the distance (in kilometers).

**How to run 1.5 miles in 13 minutes?**- To run 1.5 miles in 13 minutes, you need to maintain an average pace of approximately 8 minutes and 40 seconds per mile.

**What is the entry fee for Comrades?**- The entry fee for the Comrades Marathon varies depending on the type of entry (South African, international, novice, etc.). It typically ranges from approximately ZAR 500 to ZAR 3,000.

**Is the up or down Comrades harder?**- Opinions vary, but the “up” run of the Comrades Marathon is generally considered more challenging due to the steep uphill sections.

**What to do after Comrades?**- After the Comrades Marathon, focus on recovery, rehydration, and nutrition. Give your body time to rest before resuming training.

**How many people completed Comrades 2023?**- The number of finishers in the Comrades Marathon can vary each year, and the 2023 data would not be available at the time of this response.

**Why is Comrades 2023 a down run?**- The direction of the Comrades Marathon alternates each year between “up” and “down” runs. The 2023 race is designated as a “down” run.

**Why is it called Arthur’s Seat Comrades?**- “Arthur’s Seat” is not typically associated with the Comrades Marathon. Arthur’s Seat is a famous hill in Edinburgh, Scotland, and may be unrelated to the race.

**Who is faster than Usain Bolt?**- Usain Bolt is one of the fastest sprinters in history. While there are other elite sprinters, none have achieved the same level of dominance in the 100m and 200m as Bolt.

**How long did it take Oprah to run a marathon?**- Oprah Winfrey completed the Marine Corps Marathon in 1994, finishing in approximately 4 hours and 29 minutes.

**How many miles per hour can a person run?**- The fastest recorded human sprint speed is around 27.8 miles per hour (44.72 kilometers per hour) by Usain Bolt during his 100m world record run.

**What is Kipchoge pace?**- Eliud Kipchoge, a world-record marathon runner, often maintains a pace of around 2 minutes and 50 seconds per kilometer during marathons.

**How many miles per week is a 3:30 marathon?**- To run a 3:30 marathon, it’s recommended to train with a weekly mileage of approximately 40-50 miles (64-80 kilometers).

**How many energy gels for a marathon?**- During a marathon, some runners use energy gels every 45 minutes to an hour. The number of gels may vary based on personal preferences and needs.

**How many people finish a marathon under 3 hours?**- The percentage of marathon finishers under 3 hours varies by race, but it’s typically a small percentage of the total participants in most marathons.

**How many calories do you burn in a 3-hour marathon?**- The number of calories burned during a marathon varies based on factors like body weight and pace. A rough estimate is around 2,500-3,500 calories.

**How many people break 3-hour marathon?**- Breaking the 3-hour marathon barrier is a significant achievement, and the percentage of runners who achieve this varies but is relatively small in most marathons.

**How many weeks to train for Comrades Marathon?**- Training for the Comrades Marathon typically involves several months of preparation, with many runners following a 16-20 week training plan.

**What should I eat before Comrades Marathon?**- Before the Comrades Marathon, focus on a balanced meal that includes carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats to provide energy for the race.

**Can you train for the Comrades in one year?**- It is possible to train for the Comrades Marathon in one year with dedicated and consistent training, especially if you have prior running experience.

**What do you win if you win the Comrades?**- Winners of the Comrades Marathon receive cash prizes and medals. The prizes vary from year to year and depend on the category.

**What’s the longest race in the world?**- The Comrades Marathon, an ultramarathon of approximately 90 kilometers (56 miles), is often considered one of the world’s longest and most challenging races.

**How many times did Bruce Fordyce run the Comrades?**- Bruce Fordyce, a legendary Comrades runner, has won the race nine times and has run it many more times as part of his impressive Comrades career.

**Is 2024 Comrades up or down?**- The direction of the Comrades Marathon alternates each year between “up” and “down” runs. The direction for 2024 would be announced closer to the race date.

**Who is the 81-year-old in the Comrades marathon?**- In 2019, 81-year-old Deirdre Larkin, a South African athlete, became the oldest woman to complete the Comrades Marathon.

**Who was the first woman to run the Comrades marathon?**- In 1975, Frances Hayward became the first woman to officially complete the Comrades Marathon.

**How do you run a 3-hour 30-minute marathon?**- To run a 3:30 marathon, maintain an average pace of approximately 4 minutes and 58 seconds per kilometer.

**What pace do I need to run a half marathon in 2 hours?**- To complete a half marathon in 2 hours, maintain an average pace of approximately 5 minutes and 41 seconds per kilometer.

**How to take 10 minutes off half marathon time?**- To take 10 minutes off your half marathon time, focus on speed work, interval training, and improving overall running fitness.

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