Zola Budd
Does she still run in bare feet?



 BEFORE...
Despite being a world class runner, she was unable to compete in the Olympic games due to her South African nationality.
In early 1984, she was brought to England and given a British passport.
In the 3000m final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, she was running alongside he biggest rival Mary Decker. After Decker fell, Zola was jeered by the American crowd and finished 7th.

 AFTER...
Now married with three children and is called Zola Pieterse.
Has settled down back in South Africa.
Still runs as a hobby, but not competitively.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
Zola running in bare feet.

 DID YOU KNOW...
She set world records for the 5000m three times in her career.

 LINKS...
Click here to discuss Zola Budd in The Bubble Burst Forum
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