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Zola Budd

Zola Budd

Zola Pieterse is a middle-distance and long-distance runner. She competed at the 1984 Olympic Games for Great Britain and the 1992 Olympic Games for South Africa, both times in the 3000 metres. In 1984 and 1985, she broke the world record in the women's 5000 metres. She was also a two-time winner at the World Cross Country Championships. Budd's career was unusual in that she mainly trained and raced barefoot. Since 2008, she has been living in South Carolina with her family, competing at marathons and ultramarathons. She volunteers as assistant coach at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. ... more on Wikipedia

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