An insider’s view of the oldest and biggest ultramarathon in the world
Yvonne Liebenberg my sporting mother on Leopard Rock, Oribi Gorge.
My father “Frenchy” enlisted in the South African Irish Regiment, World War II, 1940.
Frenchy wearing his tin hat in the North African trenches near Mersa Matruh
1970 Boys U16 800m Champion – East Rand High Schools Athletic Association
Indestructible 22 year old with Vern in 1976 before my humbling marathon debut.
Ironman Western Australia, 2004 – 10:30 M50 debut. L to R: Simone, Philippa and Nicole share my joy.
Summiting Col di Sampeyre (2,284m) en route to winning M50 cat – 249km Gran Fondo Fausto Coppi, Cuneo, Italy, June 2008 – net elevation gain of 3,710m.
Hurting at the end of 216km Gran Fondo Sportful Dolimiti, Feltre, Italy, June 2008 – net elevation gain of 5,400m and a snow storm at Passo di Rolle – 1,970m.