Z-O: Shosholoza is a traditional song sang at all sporting events in South Africa. It is part of the tradition of the Comrades start, as is the National Anthem, Chariots of Fire and the crowing of the cock.
RR - Me too. I took 2 weeks off after Comrades, but then still ran 25 or so miles a week until 3 weeks ago when I started to work on training for October. I knew speed would suffer when training for Comrades, but I thought I'd have loads of endurance left over - not.
I did Athens in 2011 - was my first marathon. I'd like to go back and do it again but there are too many others....... I made a rule not to do the same marathon twice. So far, I have broken that for Paris, Disney, Comrades, Atlanta..... Some rules suck.