I use to watch Comrades on TV and never dreamed to run it, as we were told that you need to train 1000 kilometers before you can attempt to run.
I 2012 I missed the qualifying by 16 seconds at Sarens marathons and never looked back. I immediately started training for 2013 comrades on my own.
I qualified with a C- seeding but failed to run a good time, I finished in 11:43. 2014 I received my back-to-back medal and finished 11:53.
It was only then I realized that what I was told was correct and I met one of the Comrades champ, Ludwick Mamabolo. He inspired me and believed in me. He gave me information to meet Khotso to assist me with coaching. Since November 2014, I have been training smart and will be running a sub 8 hours comrades this year.
I am running to establish a road running club in Taung, where I come from, if I achieve this goal, I will be sending runners to comrades marathon in 2017.
I can safely say I am living my comrades dream. Thanks to all the volunteers and CMA for making this possible in my lifetime.