Congratulations, congratulations and, once more, congratulations! History will always remember the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Dr Adele Broodryk, a senior lecturer at the School of Human Movement Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences, as being the first South African woman to complete the 2022 Comrades Marathon.
She also claimed the overall third position in the women's division with a time of 06:26:35. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that it was the mother of two’s first Comrades Marathon.
This years‘ event took place from Pietermaritzburg to Durban where Adele crossed the finish line at 11:56 on Sunday morning. The mens’ race was won by South Africa’s own Tete Dijana. Tete is a familiar face on the university’s Mahikeng Campus where he has provided security services for the Mi7 National Group, an external services provider.
The NWU not only congratulates him, but also all competitors who took part in the 95th edition of the Comrades Marathon. Your strength and resolve is a testament to the indefatigable nature of the human spirit. Your support for one another again shows what we as South Africans can achieve when we work together. For that, we thank you.