Runaway Comrade

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South Africa's Comrades Marathon has teased, tormented and tortured runners from all over the world since 1921. Those who have endured it says it changes lives, speaks to the soul and turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Bob de la Motte, winner of five Comrades medals, including three golds, enthralled the world during several epic duels with nine-time winner, Bruce Fordyce, throughout what was arguably the marathon's defining passage in the politically charged 1980s. Bob explains his fascination and passion for the most famous ultra-marathon in the world and recounts the truth behind the hyped-up rivalry. He explores allegations of cheating and blood doping, highlights the hypocrisy in South African and international sport and elaborates on his decision to join the Chicken Run to Australia at the height of apartheid in 1987. He also provides fascinating perspectives on international politics, South Africa's contemporary politics and gives a crystal ball insight into the future... More > of the Comrades Marathon.< Less
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November 26, 2014
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