Zola Budd


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Zola Budd

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(Automotive Engineering) informal South African a minibus taxi
[C20: after Zola Budd maiden name of Zola Pieterse (born 1966), South African athlete]
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The inaugural marathon, which was won by Andrew Lemoncello and saw running legends Liz McColgan and Zola Budd take part, was hailed as a massive success.
It also moved the Dundee ace into fourth place in the all-time UK rankings, trailing only Paula Radcliffe, Jo Pavey and Zola Budd.
32 YEARS AGO (1985) Bare-footed South African runner Zola Budd broke the 5,000 metres world record by 10 seconds - running it in 14 minutes 48 seconds.
BIRTHDAYS: Stevie Nicks, singer, 69; Pam Grier, actress, 68; Michael Portillo, former Conservative cabinet minister, political pundit and broadcaster, 64; Lenny Kravitz, rock guitarist, 53; Helena Bonham Carter, actress, 51; Zola Budd, former athlete, 51; Matt Stone, actor and writer (South Park), 46; Patsy Palmer, actress, 45; Lauryn Hill, singer, 42.
BIRTHDAYS: Stevie Nicks, singer, 69; Pam Grier, actress, 68; Michael Portillo, political pundit and broadcaster, 64; Lenny Kravitz, rock guitarist, 53; Helena Bonham Carter, actress, 51; Zola Budd, former athlete, 51; Matt Stone, actor and writer (South Park), 46; Patsy Palmer, actress, 45; Lauryn Hill, singer, 42.
A CAMPAIGN to fasttrack British citizenship for the South African runner Zola Budd triggered a major government rift, with the Foreign Office barely able to conceal its fury over a perception the Home Office's handling of the case was damaging international relations.
They were Sara Mae Berman, Cheryl Bridges, Julia Chase, Jackie Hansen, Nina Kuscsik, and also Zola Budd and Elbe Mendonca.
Who famously collided with bare-footed athlete Zola Budd at the 1984 Olympic Games?
Brown was coaching Slaney a year later during her infamous 3,000-meter final in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, when a collision with South African Zola Budd caused her to fall and suffer a serious injury.
1985 - Zola Budd slashed nearly 11 seconds off the world record for the women's 5,000 metres and beat former holder Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway into a distant second place at Crystal Palace.
South African runner Zola Budd, controversially granted British citizenship earlier in the year, collides with Mary Decker in the 3000m final at the Olympics.