Health (IAAHS) Opening Session
Friday, 5 April 2019
08:45 – 09:45

Bruce Fordyce is probably best known for having won South Africa’s Comrades marathon 9 times. In that time he set 5 new course records and he has run 30 Comrades marathons to date. In addition, Bruce has won numerous other marathons including the famous London to Brighton 3 times. In the 1983 London to Brighton he set a World 50 mile/80 kilometre record of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 21 seconds. That record still remains unbroken. In 1997 he was awarded a State President’s gold award for sport from Nelson Mandela.

Most recently Bruce launched the parkrun concept in South Africa which has grown to nearly 200 Saturday morning 5km free timed runs and over 1 million registered members.