One of South Africa’s most famous Comrades runners, Bruce Fordyce, penned a book about his marathon escapades.
Giving newbie runners with ambitions of running their first Comrades, the 9-time Comrades Champ shares his training diary and recounts the entire journey from start to finish.
He was joined in-studio by businessman, author, and former Comrades runner Happy Ntshingila.
Bruce detailed how the 1976 revolution that gripped South Africa during apartheid was the catalyst for him challenging himself to take on one of the most grueling races.
The Comrades marathon is a 90-kilometer long-distance run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
In Winged Messenger: Running Your First Comrades Marathon, Bruce shares his mistakes, progress, and journey from first stumbling steps to success. He went on to become one of the greatest runners in the history of the race.
Listen to the conversation with Jenny: