The 37th Johnson Crane Marathon was run in Benoni on Saturday 27 January 2019.
This well-known and popular race stands out for being relatively flat and a great way to get the running season underway for those aspiring to run the Comrades.
With nearly 9 000 participants competing over the various categories the entire area was abuzz with activity.
Several runners from Lephalale took to the streets to test their resolve and to see if their training over the off period paid off.
Runners David du Plessis, Marcia Magagula, Succeed Nyanzira, Tommy Muszynski, Rico van Staden, Lerato Mogale, Clement Ntuli, Henry Pretorius and Calvin Boshielo braved the 42 km distance with some very impressive results, earning most of them good qualifying times for the Comrades Marathon.
Vathiswa Jakalase, Frikkie van der Merwe, Darryll and Hannelè Christie completed the 21 km race. Lizelle du Plessis finished the 10 km in a great time.