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    PIETERMARITZBURG AND DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Hong Kong-born Bruce Fordyce won the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in Durban on June 1 for the fourth year running and in record time.

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    1. GV Start of race from Pietermaritzburg. (5 SHOTS) 0.32
    2. SVs Runners halfway through race. (3 SHOTS) 1.00
    3. GVs Winner Bruce Fordyce running final few metres. (4 SHOTS) 1.49
    InitialsSG/APN/JRS

    SPORT: ATHLETICSNOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY SABC COMMENTATORS WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
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    Background: PIETERMARITZBURG AND DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Hong Kong-born Bruce Fordyce won the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in Durban on June 1 for the fourth year running and in record time. Fordyce crossed the line in five hours, 27 minutes and 18 seconds, faster then the previous best time of 5:29:14 set in 1978 by Alan Robb when the course was 400 metres longer. More than 8000 runners, 300 of them women, turned up at dawn for the start of the 89.7 kilometre (55.7 mile) race in front of the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. The race normally alternates between starting at Durban, when the race is run mainly uphill, and at Pietermaritzburg, when long stretches of the course are downhill. Fordyce prefers the uphill run, and says that if next year's race is run from Durban, he'll definitely be back for an attempt at victory number five. Second in this year's race was Bob De La Motte, with Chris Reyneke in third and Hoseah Tjale fourth.

    Source: SABC

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD86TEBVTMIKB30S5T6BQKNINM
    Media URN:
    VLVAD86TEBVTMIKB30S5T6BQKNINM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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