Don’t in­ter­rupt my run!

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - ROBIN ADAMS

BRUCE Fordyce is a leg­end in the run­ning world. The South African ath­lete has run the Com­rades Marathon 30 times, win­ning a record nine of them.

At the age of 61, he’s shown his love for run­ning has no bounds. Fordyce was ac­costed by two armed men dur­ing his Friday morn­ing jog. “Two guys jumped out of a car. They had guns,” he told Weekend Ar­gus.

The armed rob­bers de­manded his run­ning shoes. “They were wel­come to have them. The shoes were very old and smelled like cheese,” laughed Fordyce.

Then it was his run­ning watch, which he let go of be­cause “it was cheap”. Then it was one of his gloves, which Fordyce found strange “now I look like Michael Jack­son”.

Fordyce was up­set they in­ter­rupted his 10km run, went home, put on an­other pair of run­ning shoes and fin­ished his jog. He re­ported the mat­ter to Parkview, Jo­han­nes­burg, po­lice.

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