3 December 1955
Bruce Fordyce, legendary South African winner of the Comrades Marathon, was born in Hong Kong, then a city under English administration on the eastern side of Pearl River Delta and now a Special Administrative "Region" of China. His parents moved to Johannesburg in 1956 when he was only thirteen years old. After his first race in 1977, in which he ranked number forty-three, he improved steadily to win the Comrades eight years in succession (1981-1988) and again in 1990. No other runner has achieved this record in the history of the Comrades Marathon race. Fordyce has completed twenty-three Comrades Marathons and was voted 64th in the 2004 Top 100 Great South Africans.

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