Runner Fordyce says muggers are welcome to shoes
South Africa's most famous ultra-marathon runner has reportedly been mugged at gunpoint while out jogging.
Bruce Fordyce was robbed of his trainers and watch by two men who pulled up next to him in a car and pointed guns at him in the Johannesburg suburb of Westcliff.
The Times quoted Fordyce as saying the muggers were "welcome" to his old running shoes, noting they had done about 1,000km (621 miles) and "smelled like Camembert". Fordyce (61) won the 89km (55-mile) Comrades Marathon nine times.
He said he returned home after the mugging to get another pair of trainers and then completed his early-morning run.