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Where Are They Now?
Then   Now
 

Zola Budd

Then: Barefoot Afrikaner teenager collided with defending world champion Mary Decker on the fifth lap of the 3,000-meter final of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, sending the American favorite sprawling to the track.   Now: Lives on her parents' farm in Bloemfontein, South Africa with her mother, husband and three children (shown above from left, Mikey, Azelle and Lisa) and still runs 10-15 miles a day.

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Photographs by Manny Millan, Louise Gubb/Corbis Saba

 


 
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