Nick Bester, Comrades icon and running coach was admitted to hospital after being attacked while running in the Magaliesburg on Sunday morning.
His son Shaun-Nick posted on Instagram showing a bloodied Bester in shorts and a shirt.
He said his father has three broken ribs, a broken cheek bone and his body has experienced trauma from the attack.
“They took of his clothes and tied him up and left him in the mountain. He managed to escape down the mountain by sliding on his back until he was right against someone’s fence.”
His son said he is in hospital receiving medical treatment and scans.
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It looks like everyone already knows after the Rekord phoned me a few minutes ago…. So i can just as well post this. My father was busy training this morning in the magalies mountain close to his house and got attacked from behind and hit with a rock over the head. They continued to hit him breaking 3 ribs, his cheek bone and he has a lot of trauma to the head and cut all over his body. They took of his clothes and tied him up and left him in the mountain. He managed to escape down the mountain by sliding on his back until he was right against someone’s fence. He is in ICU at the moment and they are doing more scans etc.
Photo Credit: Sharon Bester