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Bruce Fordyce will inspire your conference through his talk on how to push past barriers to achieve greatness. He is one the greatest athletes in the history of endurance sports.

Winning the Comrades Marathon a record 9 times (8 times in consecutive years) and is the current world record holder over 50 miles and the former world record holder over 100 km.

He is now a Comrades coach and Professional Speaker and Sports Writer.

In 1977, when Fordyce ran his first Comrades Marathon, he placed 43rd out of 1,678 entries. He placed 14th in 1978, 3rd in 1979, 2nd in 1980, and he was the winner for an unprecedented eight consecutive years from 1981 to 1988;  he won again in 1990.

No other runner in the history of the Comrades has achieved this feat.

Bruce also held the record time for the “up” run (Durban to Pietermaritzburg) and his record of 5:24:07 for the “down” run (Pietermaritzburg to Durban) stood for 21 years from 1986 until it was broken in 2007 by Russia’s Leonid Shvetsov.


Bruce delivers an insightful presentation called “In the Long Run”.

It is an inspiring 40 minute talk incorporating exciting visuals of South Africa and the World Cup.


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