Modern Athlete Magazine Issue 142, June 2021 Issue 142, June 2021 | Page 14


What a Comeback !

Every runner dreams of having that perfect race , when body and mind are in perfect sync , every step is like gliding across the ground , and you feel like you could run all day . For Irvette van Zyl , 23 May was one of those days , and it brought her an unexpected new IAU 50km World Record . Unexpected not just because she was supposed to withdraw from the race after setting the pace for 30km , but because a year ago she feared her running career may be over . – BY SEAN FALCONER
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