Cape Town - Nine-time
Comrades champion Bruce Fordyce has confirmed defending champion Caroline
Wöstmann as the women’s favourite, but admits that picking a men’s winner is a
lot tougher in what promises to be a far tougher race this weekend.
has broken every rule in running, and proved me wrong,” Fordyce admits on The
Dan Nicholl Show, airing on Wednesday on SuperSport 1 at 19:00.
favourite, although defending Comrades, with all of the pressure, is very
men’s race will be a fascinating one. Ludwick Mamabolo, who won a couple of
years ago, is apparently very fit. Gift Kelehe who won last year - John
Hamlett, his coach, says he’s very fit. The Russians of course are all banned,
so there’s not a single Russian there.”
it’s not just the big names that Fordyce, who’ll be on commentary duty for the
race, will be looking out for.
“To watch Comrades on Sunday will be a lovely
treat. (It’s a) wonderful viewing of the human spirit, and it is amazing to see
20 000 people covering 90 kilometres of some of the most brutal hills you’ve
seen in your life, and achieving that goal.”
all talks on the show about winning the first of eight races in succession
while wearing an anti-apartheid protest armband, and arriving at the finish
line covered in eggs and tomatoes thrown at him along the route.
on Wednesday's show are South African cricketer Vernon Philander, who’s
recovering from an ankle injury, and is focused on a return to the South
African team, and comedian John Vlismas, who recalls writing material for Jerry
Springer, sharing a stage in Montreal with comedian Drew Carey, and his
extremely unsuccessful career as an artist.
the Olympic Games not far off, Dan and comedian Chris Forrest take on javelin
thrower Sunette Viljoen in a CrossFit challenge that almost finishes both of
them off, and Olympic fencer Juliana Barrett also makes a cameo appearance on
a Sport24 exclusive clip of Bruce Fordyce on the show HERE
a preview of tonight’s show HERE
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