News - 12th June 2019

We Got Gold!

Parkrun Comrades Reactive

You came, you ran, you conquered Comrades! Well done to the athletes who showed the determination and grit to face this year’s Comrades Marathon – not to mention the ever-encouraging sideline supporters and seconders along the route. As always, you make Comrades what it is! Sizonqoba!


Another special mention goes out to the tenacious team of Maxed runners who made MRP Sport proud from the get-go of the Comrades cock’s crow. The Maxed runners took on the grueling marathon wearing their choice of shoe from the Maxed Marathon Series, including the Maxed Marathon Racer and the Marathon Trainer. Since its Comrades debut in 2013, the Maxed Marathon Racer has earned a total of 19 gold medals at the world’s greatest ultra-marathon… including the gold medal the Marathon Racer earned at Comrades 2019.


Huge congratulations to Gordon Lesetedi for coming in 9th in the 2019 Comrades Marathon in his Maxed Marathon Racers. Be your own running hero with Maxed. Shop the Maxed Marathon Series of running shoes online at today, in-store at your nearest MRP Sport store, or on the mrp app. And don’t forget – select Click + Collect at checkout and you can save big on shipping!

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