DOB: 4 February 1986
Lives: Walvis Bay, Namibia
Base camp: Walvis Bay, Namibia
(Grown up in a small town in South Africa called Carletonville, Studied at PUKKE, TUKS and TUT)
Coach: I had a lot including my Dad, now I am my own Coach (Biokineticst and Sport Scientist)
Mentors/consults with: Grandfather, Dad and other great athletes that inspire me and team mates.
Years in sport: Running 19 Years, Swimming and Triathlon 17 Years
Strongest discipline: Running and Swimming
Greatest achievement: 3rd Place at Aquathlon World Championships 2008 and Two Honours Degrees
Pre competition meal: The night before, a big bowl of pasta and mince…
Favourite training tools: My Bike, Running Shoes and Polar heart rate monitor (Just to make sure my heart is still beatingJ)
Other interests: Enjoying great outdoors (Namibia), camping, ski and wakeboard.
Personal motto: Pain is only temporary victory last forever….
Favourite quotes: The greatest rewards comes from the things that scares you the most !!! Every day we are faced with challenges and decisions, it’s up to us to make the right ones….
Favourite movie: The Guardian and Facing the giants…
Favourite training place: Out in the sea, running on the track and cycling in the desert or mountains where it’s only me and myself…
Favourite training set: Swimming at 5oclock, then Breakfast, Cycling from 8till 12oclock, then Lunch and Running sprints on the track at 3oclock and then Dinner and Sleep…..
Favourite competition venue: Monaco
Favourite competition: World Championships in Monaco, Half Iron Man and S.A Biathle Championships
Favourite food: Well if CHOCLATES counts as food, PIZZA, and my mother’s food “goeie gekookte bord kos’
What I can’t go a day without: Chocolates and Training…