Recently I was selected to be the official photographer for the 20th AIMS* Congress, which was held here in Durban in the days leading up to the Comrades marathon. My job was photograph the conference as broadly as possible, including the speakers, social events and also the Comrades Marathon Legends Gala Dinner, which was held at the Elangeni Hotel’s Grand Ilanga room. I’ve photographed so many events and conferences at the Elangeni over the past few years that I may as well take up residence there!
This was one of the most interesting conferences I have been fortunate enough to photograph. I got to hear some very interesting talks given by the likes of Professor Tim Noakes of the Human Performance Institute down in Cape Town, Bruce Fordyce, nine times winner of the Comrades Marathon as well as many others, not least of which was the current Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss.
Here are some of the almost 2000 images I took over the 4 days.
* AIMS is an acronym for the Association of International Marathons.