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Matthews 'Loop-en-Val' Motshwarateu

Matthews ‘Loop-en-Val’ Motshwarateu

He might have run as if he would fall over exhausted at any moment - hence his nickname, meaning "Run-and-Fall" - but when Matthews Motshwarateu blew away the king of white middle-distance running at Coetzenburg stadium in 1978, the mostly Afrikaans crowd gave him a standing ovation, and a South African sporting legend was born.

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