With one month to go before the start of the 2018 Comrades Marathon the hype is building for all runners local and international. We want to showcase some of our runners (elite, social and development) in our fantastic club EasyEquities Born2Run that are taking part in the ultimate human race (the Comrades Marathon) this year. We believe in democratising share ownership, helping people find their financial freedom and sharing our passion for investing in their health.
This year's motto for the Comrades Marathon is ASIJIKI - which means no turning back!
Investing in health and people! why it matters to us
- Sport helps give you a sense of direction and freedom
- Sport brings people together and helps people find a common purpose
- Sport empowers, inspires and motivates individuals
Whether you are taking part on the field, road or on our EasyEquities platform. If you are looking after your future, that’s what matters to us most!
Join us in supporting our EasyEquities Born2Run club members taking part in the Ultimate Human Race on 10 June 2018.
Today we are showcasing one our elite runners - Altus Badenhorst
We asked Altus the following questions to find out why he does what he does:
How did you get into running?
When I was young my aunt and sister dragged me along to races. I did the 5km fun runs and fell in love with running.
Why did you choose EasyEquities Born2Run?
People in the club are great. Got selected into the elite team.
What is the best race you have ever had?
Gauteng Marathon in 2014 where I managed to break 2h30 for the marathon.
Most memorable moment in racing career?
Being on the start line with world class athletes at Durban 10km in 2017.
What are your strengths?
Downhill running and mental strength.
Fastest 5, 10, 21,1km, 42.2km
10km 31:53, 21.1km 69:58, 42.2km 2:29
What is your occupation, and what do you do in your spare time?
Event coordinator. I train and rest in my free time.
Do you have a specific diet?
No, as long as I eat balanced.
Where do you draw mental strength from/think about when under pressure that helps you cross the line?
I think about my training and the people who support me.
What do you think running has taught you that you can use in the world outside sport/running?
To be patient, work hard and don’t take failures or successes too seriously.
Have you started investing?
How would you relate running to investing?
In both you should be patient and not take everyone’s advice to not confuse yourself.
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