Some runners love to run barefoot. Take for instance the legendary Zola Budd who became known as the barefoot runner when she shot to fame in the early 80’s. In fact, when she received a running shoe sponsorship, the catch line was “Brookes or nothing.” Another runner who prefers to run barefoot is former SPAR Grand Prix winner Lebo Phalula, who like many other top runners still prefer to r
At the age of 70 she was told that she had heart failure, and to overcome something so huge Durban resident Hester Bekker started running. It is now 13 years later and 83-year-old Bekker has not looked back. In fact she has just taken part in her 8th Totalsports Women’s Race, an event which has become part of her lifestyle.