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Zola Budd

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Zola Budd (also known as Zola Pieterse; born 26 May 1966) is a South African middle-distance and long-distance runner. She competed at the 1984 Olympic Games for Great Britain and the 1992 Olympic Games for South Africa, both times in the 3000 metres. In 1984 (unratified) and 1985, she broke the world record in the 5000 metres. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zola Budd has received more than 1,177,861 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Zola Budd is the 1,919th most popular athlete (down from 1,363rd in 2019), the 221st most popular biography from South Africa (down from 198th in 2019) and the 12th most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Zola Budd ranks 1,919 out of 3,059Before her are Ramona Neubert, Lukas Hofer, Dudley Storey, Anthea Stewart, Galina Malchugina, and Andreas Thorkildsen. After her are Wayde van Niekerk, Zersenay Tadese, George Woods, Tatyana Providokhina, Scott Moir, and Sabine John.

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Among people born in 1966, Zola Budd ranks 539Before her are Sergei Shipov, Liane Moriarty, Yoshiyuki Matsuyama, Pascal Vahirua, Valeri Liukin, and Gao Hongbo. After her are Tab Ramos, Samir Rifai, Troy Aikman, Heimo Pfeifenberger, Jean-Luc Crétier, and Lilian Garcia.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Zola Budd ranks 221 out of 374Before her are Robert Sobukwe (1924), Tosca Musk (1974), Brenda Fassie (1964), Moira Lister (1923), Kumi Naidoo (1965), and Sasha Pieterse (1996). After her are Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Johnny Flynn (1983), Basil van Rooyen (1939), Hans Vonk (1970), Liezel Huber (1976), and Kevin Shirley (1960).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Zola Budd ranks 12Before her are Marjorie Clark (1909), Caster Semenya (1991), Christian Gitsham (1888), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Clarence Walker (1898), and Lillian Board (1948). After her are Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Josia Thugwane (1971), Frantz Kruger (1975), Kelsey-Lee Barber (1991), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), and Elana Meyer (1966).

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