The Hillcrest-based company, The Unlimited, employees and their families were out in full force during the Comrades Marathon on Sunday, 3 June. Over 100 people were cheering for the company’s sponsored athlete, Zola Budd, as she lived her dream of running her first Comrades.
In the photo: The Unlimited Zola Fan Zone on Old Main Road celebrated all the courageous athletes who took part in the 2012 Comrades Marathon
The iconic athlete completed the ultramarathon in a time of eight hours, six minutes and nine seconds. “This was the hardest race I’ve ever done in my life, but running Comrades has been an amazing experience,” said Zola.
“The most beautiful thing about the race is the camaraderie between the people who take part, as well as the support from the thousands more who support them all. I experienced the true Comrades spirit – and there is nothing like it in the world.”
The Unlimited Zola Fan Zone was about celebrating all the Comrades runners. According to CEO of The Unlimited, Steph Bester, both the Comrades Marathon and The Unlimited are about more than just winning – they are about people.
“The Unlimited is all about people doing the extraordinary and Zola, aged 45 and mother of three grown children, is proof that attitude is everything. Our fan zone wasn’t only about Zola, it was about showing respect for all the courageous people who run the ultimate human race,” Steph concludes.
For more about the Comrades Marathon, visit www.comrades.com
For more about The Unlimited, visit www.theunlimited.co.za