In the 90th Comrades Marathon there were more winners than the two who took Gold for the men's and ladies' race on Sunday, 31 May 2015. Isaac Setsiba from Polokwane drove off with a brand new Toyota Corolla Quest as the winner of the Toyota Amabeadibeadi Win-a-car competition.
Setsiba's sms was the lucky one chosen out of 531 520 smses sent in throughout the race. This is a significant increase from 317 886 smses received in 2014. His prize, worth more than R180 000 an was also on display during the race.
"We would like to congratulate Isaac on his prize. We hope the Corolla Quest brings him many happy and safe journeys," said Nicole August, Senior Manager for Promotions and Sponsorships at Toyota South Africa Motors.
A big part of the Comrades Marathon is the charity drive through various programmes to raise funds for the Amabeadibeadi group of charities. This year more than R2,7 million was raised for these charities through Race4charity and donations from runners alone.
"We are proud to be associated with Amabeadibeadi and the Comrades Marathon Association. We would like to thank everyone for donating thus far and hope that the sms competition will add to the funds raised for the charities."
"We would also like to congratulate the two South African runners Gift Kehele and Caroline Wostmann for Comrades victories; your bravery, dedication and perseverance is admirable."