Bruce Fordyce is a South African marathon and ultramarathon runner.
He is best known for having won the Comrades Marathon a record nine times, of which eight wins were consecutive. The Comrades Marathon is around 90km, held annually in South Africa and is the world’s “largest and oldest” ultramarathon race.
He also won the London-to-Brighton ultramarathon three years in a row.
Bruce is the former world record holder over 100 km.
He retired from competitive running in 1990 and has since worked as a motivational speaker and a sports commentator, and has published a few books on running, including The Comrades Challenge and Running with Bruce Fordyce.
An interesting addition is Bruce’s regret surrounding what he believes to have been an incorrect diet.
He says that he would have performed more optimally had he cut back on carbohydrates.