Vilani set for 7th Comrades

Vilani set for 7th Comrades

Sibusiso Vilane
Photo: First Accent

Renowned South African mountaineer Sibusisio Vilani is set to run in his 7th Comrades Marathon this weekend as he joins the over 22 000 strong field for the race. 

The 90th running of the iconic ultra-marathon will see the competitors tackle the 88km up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.
Today is the twelfth anniversary of when Vilani summited Mount Everest for the first time, and in the process became the first black man to achieve the feat.
The 45-year-old scaled Everest again in 2005 via the more challenging North Ridge.
The former goat herder hails from Mbombela said he was looking forward to running his seventh Comrades Marathon this year…
Vilani plans to try and summit Everest again in a few years’ time – but this time without oxygen assist.
“Every person has their own “Everest” to climb. Whether you’re prepared for it or not, it’s there – challenging you to reach the top.” – Sibusiso Vilane
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