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Bongmusa Mthembu: Biography, Age, Family, Profile, Athlete, Comrades Marathon Champion

BIRTH NAME: Bongmusa Mthembu
DATE OF BIRTH: 27th of June 1983
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bulwer, Kwa-Zulu Natal
OCCUPATION: Professional Runner

Bongmusa Mthembu is the South African Professional Runner and 2013, 2017, 2018 Comrades Marathon Champion.

Early Life , Background And Childhood

Bongmusa Mthembu was born on the 27th of June 1983 in Bulwer, a village near Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal. He started running at school like every child in the public school.

Bongmusa after Matric left Bulwer to Pietermaritzburg for greener postures all to find it was hard to get a job, he was hired as a bricklayer at that time he was just training just to keep his body healthy.

In 2004 he started to enter same of the races then in 2005, he won Maritzburg Marathon.


Bongmusa Mthembu is the fourth child in a family of seven children – four boys and three girls. His father died in 1997 and they were raised by his mother. He has a son by the name of Sisanda Mthembu.


2012 position 5 Two Oceans Marathon
2012 position 2 Comrades Marathon
2013 position 4 Legends Marathon
2013 position 1 Sani Stgger Marathon
2014 Position 1 Comrades Marathon
2015 position 2 Legends Marathon
2017 Position 1 Comrades Marathon
2018 Position 1 Comrades Marathon