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Zola Budd to run in ultra marathon

Updated: January 13, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Former world record holder and barefoot running sensation Zola Budd will compete in South Africa's Comrades ultra marathon.

Budd still finds running "very challenging," and its the reason she entered the grueling 56-mile race in June.

"I started running seriously at the age of 14 and I've turned 45, but I still look forward to running. I still find it challenging," the farm girl turned Olympian told members of the Johannesburg Press Club on Friday.

Budd received ...

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