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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Several runners working in South African television taking part in the 89th Comrades Marathon.

Several runners working in South African television are taking part in the 89th Comrades Marathon taking place today, with long distance athletes running from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.

SABC2 is broadcasting the Comrades Marathon but failed to respond to multiple media enquiries the past week seeking basic information regarding who the presenters, commentators and analysts are, and how SABC2 would be covering this year's ultra marathon race.

e.tv's chief meteorologist Derek van Dam is taking part in the 2014 Comrades Marathon - the second time that the eNCA (DStv 403) weather presenter is running the race.

Fellow eNCA'er Yusuf Omar who ran the 2013 Comrades Marathon is also back this year.

The SABC's reporters from KwaZulu-Natal, Renee Heine and Vusi Khumalo - who's run it three times already - are also running the race.

Mutsitsielwa Mureri, a current affairs producer and presenter of the SABC in Polokwane is also running today, the second time that she is attempting the Comrades.