How a grueling 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa became a stage for racial reconciliation

The start of the Comrades Marathon

At the end of a Shabbat dinner with family and friends in May, I found myself on the phone with one of the greatest South African runners of all time. The voice on the other end of the phone was Bruce Fordyce. While he might not be known outside of the country, Fordyce is the Michael Jordan of South African running. “Joseph,” he…

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