History of Legends

boland athletics

Zola Budd

Zola Pieterse (née Budd on 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. Budd’s career was unusual in that she mainly trained and raced barefoot.


Solomon started his career in athletics at Daljosaphat Primary School in Paarl. In 1980, he obtained his Western Province Masters colours, acknowledging his achievements in cross country and track athletics. Solomon participated in the South African Masters Athletics Championships in 1981 in the M45 (45-49) age category, where he achieved gold and bronze medals…

Edmund Lewis

BETWEEN 1976 and 1984, the Boland Express, Edmund Lewis ruled the roost in the sprints. By 1976, Lewis ran himself into the senior men’s record books with a time of 10.5 seconds (SAAAB record) in the 100m and won the 200m in 21.6 seconds at the SAAAB meeting in Paarl, putting Ismail Collier into retirement. EDMUND Lewis was without a shadow of a doubt one of South Africa’s all-time great sprinters.