Zola Budd

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Zola Budd

Zola Pieterse (née Budd on 26 May 1966) is a 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 741,867 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,040th most popular athlete.

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  • 23

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  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Zola Budd ranks 1,058 out of 2,090Before her are Dennis Mitchell, Lukas Hofer, Ahmed Al-Maktoum, Philippe Omnès, Djabir Saïd-Guerni, and Reese Hoffa. After her are Ivano Brugnetti, Taoufik Makhloufi, Patrick Makau Musyoki, Joseph Keter, Olena Zubrilova, and Annarita Sidoti.

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Among people born in 1966, Zola Budd ranks 462Before her are Miloš Tichý, Dennis Mitchell, Rachel Dratch, Chiaki Yamada, Shigemitsu Egawa, and Bill Callahan. After her are Valeri Liukin, Simon Beaufoy, Arija Bareikis, Anthony Mason, Toshi Arai, and Igor Kravchuk.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Zola Budd ranks 150 out of 220Before her are Aaron Mokoena (1980), Liezel Huber (1976), Hans Vonk (1970), Matthew Booth (1977), MacBeth Sibaya (1977), and Lucas Radebe (1969). After her are Robbie Hunter (1977), Ernie Els (1969), Pierre Issa (1975), Olaf Kölzig (1970), Sibusiso Zuma (1975), and Tammin Sursok (1983).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Zola Budd ranks 7Before her are Esther Brand (1922), Reggie Walker (1889), Bevil Rudd (1894), Oscar Pistorius (1986), Caster Semenya (1991), and Wayde van Niekerk (1992). After her are Josia Thugwane (1971), Hestrie Cloete (1978), Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (1980), Elana Meyer (1966), Luvo Manyonga (null), and Sunette Viljoen (1983).