Zola Budd fears her running career will be defined by one of the Olympic Games’ most controversial moments, one that may unfairly detract from an incredible talent who still holds world records after almost four decades.

Budd’s clash with Mary Decker while an inexperienced 18-year-old at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles remains the most talked-about moment of a career that drew plenty of media attention, at times bewildering for a teenager plucked from apartheid SA and fast-tracked to run for Britain...

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