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Budd to run Comrades

Johannesburg – Zola Budd confirmed she will take part in the 2014 Comrades Marathon in the colours of the newly-formed Umhlanga-based Hooters Running Club.

She will also compete in the Two Oceans marathon over the Easter weekend as part of her Comrades build-up.

Zola Budd has dedicated her Comrades Marathon run to Pierre Korkie, who is being held hostage in Yemen. Photo: Oupa Mokoena. Credit: Independent Newspapers

Budd made her Comrades debut in 2012, finishing in a time of 8 hours 5 minutes (8:05).

“There was a lot of pressure for me to break 7 hours 30 minutes to earn a silver medal, but I'm glad I took Bruce Fordyce's advice and ran a conservative race,” she said.

“It was very tough and I said I would never ever do it again. But here I am excited to run again.”

Budd planned to do the up-run last year, but withdrew after falling ill with flu. – Sapa

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