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Bruce Fordyce: Nine times Comrades winner and South Africa parkrun supremo

Bruce Fordyce: Nine times Comrades winner and South Africa parkrun supremo

August 9, 2021

Bruce Fordyce is a running legend.

The South African has won his home country's premier event, the gruelling Comrades Ultra-Marathon, an incredible nine times.

His achievements also include winning the London to Brighton race three years in a row, but these days he's more at home taking on a 5km parkrun.

As the chief executive of parkrun South Africa he's completed more than 400 runs and toured all over the world.

I talked to Bruce about how his running journey began, helping Zola Budd complete the Comrades and the agony and ecstasy of taking on one of the world's toughest races...

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