Bruce Fordyce, Ultra Marathon Athlete
Today we have with us one of the all time greats of ultra-marathon running the Comrades King, Bruce Fordyce!
Bruce has won the Comrades, a simmering aspiration for most marathoners, an incredible eight times in succession, and nine times overall. No other runner in the history of Comrades has ever achieved this feat before or since Bruce. There were runners who were contenders on the Comrades “up run” and others who were contenders on the “down run”... Bruce broke the record in both directions.
2:30 Bruce talks about the South African dream of Comrades Marathon
3:30 He shares why Comrades Marathon is not only about speed.
4:25 He talks how his school sports and breaking up with girlfriend shaped his running career.
09:26 How winning drives winners. Bruce talks how he kept winning again and again.
13:40 The moment when Bruce realised it's over.
15:30 Bruce shares how he grew stronger and fitter while avoiding injuries.
21:45 Bruce talks how he encourages others to run Comrades.
29:13 He sshares if he ever felt like giving up during training.
37:10 Sprint Round
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