Alec Riddle, the “Eye in the Sky” relates his valuable views on Comrades 2016.

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Alec Riddle (far left) with Bruce Fordyce (middle front) strutting in style with Charl Mattheus, Stewart Peacock and Deon Holtzhauzen at the 1991 Comrades

Alec Riddle, champion athlete in his own right, has another SA title in sporting terms. He is the “Eye in the Sky”, the familiar voice relating expert commentary from the helicopter at many prime events in South Africa, including Comrades 2016. Amongst many other national titles, he has an Ironman 70.3 age group world champ title and a 21st overall Comrades result, culminating in thorough knowledge to comment better than most. Add a view from the air, and the result is this valuable article Alec wrote on the 2016 Comrades. His insights regarding the factors that might have determined Caroline’s race and the positives that came from it are invaluable. A good read! Click the link below.

The Comrades Marathon – A Tale of Two Super Human Efforts

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