he is best known for having won the south african comrades marathon a record nine times, of which eight wins were consecutive. he also won the london to brighton ultramarathon three years in a row. born in hong kong to evan noel and nancy ann (née stevenson), fordyce moved with his family to johannesburg when he was 13 years old. he married gillian leigh (née bruce) in 1977, when fordyce first ran the comrades marathon, he placed 43rd out of 1,678 entries. fordyce also held the record time for the “up” run (durban to pietermaritzburg) and his record of 5:24:07 for the “down” run (pietermaritzburg to durban) stood for 21 years from 1986 until it was broken in 2007 by russia’s leonid shvetsov.
fordyce was the world record holder over 50 miles from 1983, when he covered the distance in 4hr 50min 51sec during the 53m 1082yds london to brighton ultramarathon until the record was broken by jim walmsley on 5 may 2019. fordyce holds the 50-mile record for the united states all comers race and he is the former world record holder over 100 km (set in 1989, the year he skipped the comrades marathon).  on his first victory race in 1981 he wore a black armband to protest against the 20th anniversary celebrations of the apartheid republic attracting boos and even some rotten tomatoes thrown by a fellow runner.  in addition to having written two books about the comrades marathon, fordyce was also a sports columnist for various newspapers and magazines, and a sabc television commentator for the 2014 event. he is also a motivational speaker and the chief executive officer of the south african sports trust. there are now 158 parkrun events in south africa as of 1 september 2018.
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