South African Athletics

Fordyce attacked while on morning run

2017-06-23 09:46

Cape Town - World renowned ultra-distance legend, South Africa's Bruce Fordyce, has been attacked and assaulted while on a Friday morning run in Johannesburg.

According to Fordyce's friend Ray de Vries, the nine-time Comrades winner was attacked for his "shoes and watch by armed robbers".

On a lighter note, according to Fordyce's daughter Cara, the 61-year-old is reported to have made his way home following the attack, put on new shoes and completed his run.

Fordyce was running on the side of the road when a car pulled up alongside him. 

When he approached the vehicle, thinking the driver wanted directions, he was held up at gun point.

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