One of the primary aims of the Comrades Marathon is to "celebrate mankind's spirit over adversity". Well being isn't the absence of difficulty. My Utopia wouldn't be a world without any stress. We struggle because we strive. We struggle because we care. We cope. For me, that has been what the 89km race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban has always symbolised. The Camaraderie of a vast mass of humanity (14,313 finished the race in 2010 - the world's biggest ultra-marathon) running together and supporting each other. Uncles. Aunts. Grandparents. Family. Teachers. Friends. In two weeks time I will be attempting my first. I will need the shouts of support. It is not something I could do alone. Neither is life.