A 56-mile foot race between the South African cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg already sounds treacherous. But add an out-of-control car to the mix and, dang, the Comrades ultramarathon just got real. It wasn’t the runners, however, who had to jump out of the way, but the race’s spectators, as a fast-moving vehicle spun into a highway barricade.
Yikes. The action, which occurred over seven hours into Sunday’s race, didn’t affect winner Bongumusa Mthembu, however, who finished in just about five and a half hours.