Wheelchair athletes Anita Engelbrecht and Chaeli Mycroft were seen in action with their partners Hilton Murray and James Chevalier at the second annual Cape Town 12 ONERUN this past Sunday, 15 May. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has attracted so much attention, Chaeli and Anita’s goal? Have fun while raising even more awareness around disabilities and ability activists in athletics.
“To me running is special because anybody can do it. I love how everybody is supportive of one another on the road. I am lucky to have two really great running partners, James Chevalier and Brett Glen. For me the most important characteristic about a running partner is positivity and determination. With that the partnership can achieve anything,” said Chaeli.
According to Anita, running is in her genes. “My family loves to run. It’s fantastic to be able to live out my adventurous spirit. When Hilton asked if I would take on this challenge with him, my immediate response was yes. He is a phenomenal human being and I admire his perseverance, determination and great sense of humour. I can’t wait to enjoy the route and scenery of Comrades with him.”
Chaeli and Anita will make Comrades Marathon history on Sunday, 29 May 2016 when they take to the road as the first ever wheelchair athletes to participate in the Comrades Marathon. They will be assisted by their running partners on the 89km downhill run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
Watch this space!