Zola Budd quote

"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town."

Zola Budd

Born: May 26, 1966

Occupation: Runner

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