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Comrades legend Fordyce to ring Wanderers bell

2020-01-22 12:33
Bruce Fordyce
Bruce Fordyce (Supplied)

Cape Town - The Wanderers Stadium revealed on Wednesday that Comrades Marathon record holder and true South African hero Bruce Fordyce will get play underway on Friday.

The 9-time Comrades Marathon champion will ring the Bullring's famous bell to commence play at 10:00.

From 1981 until 1990, Fordyce dominated the Comrades Marathon setting 5 course records and becoming the first runner to break the 5 and a half hour barrier for the Comrades up run.

In 1988, Fordyce won a World Championship 100km race, breaking the World record in the process.

Fordyce is a patron of several of charities and serves on the Board of the Athletics Foundation Trust where he helped to secure a R100 million donation from an anonymous donor to build a school for talented disadvantaged athletes.

"Fordyce is an extra-ordinary human being: A man that South Africa is well proud of. So it will be our honour to host him at the upcoming 4th Test Match as he opens play, and no doubt inspires the Proteas to perform at their very best and continue to make us proud," said President of the Central Gauteng Lions, Jack Madiseng in a press release.

The Proteas are 2-1 down in the Test series following an innings and 53-run defeat at St George's Park and now have to do it all in Johannesburg.

- Central Gauteng Lions

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