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.
Find out more:
- South African National Council for the Blind website
- The stats of his Ironman South Africa 2012
- Play Your Part website