Francois Jacobs

A well-deserved beer after finishing the Comrades in 2010.

A well-deserved beer after finishing the Comrades in 2010.

Inspired by a passion for watching the Comrades marathon, Francois thinks it’s a good thing for the public to see that being blind does not necessarily mean that a person would have to be physically inactive and dependent on others for everything. Beyond any darkness, there is light.

“I don’t think I’m the fittest person around but I do know my mental strength and I’m sure I’ll finish it. I also know that things like this inspire people on many different levels and if we managed to make a difference to at least one person then I think we have done well.”

Just before our Comrades race in 2010, Francois was made a Runner’s World Hero. He lives in Centurion, South Africa.

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