“We really wanted to honour the unsung heroes who have made a professional career out of looking after visitors to Durban’s warm beaches,” said CEO of Four Elements, Olivia Taylor.
As well as filling the role of CEO at the North West Cricket Union, Strydom also serves as the General Manager of the Highveld Lions franchise in Gauteng.
Added to his list of likes, Khan also enjoys surfing and stand up paddle boarding.
All participants were treated to a delicious meal. The prize money and meals were sponsored by Interlink Express, a local courier company based in Reservoir Hills.
The organisation currently has 180 dedicated members from throughout KwaZulu-Natal, who often meet to watch games together.
The down to earth and humble family guy was inspired by his father who is also an avid sportsman, to play the competitive sport. He started playing cricket with his dad from the tender age of three.
At the book launch, he said, “I had the book written to inspire people to show them that you can make it out of any situation. I want youngsters to read this book and it must inspire them, no matter what situation they are in.”
The race, which is now in its 28th year, is a firm fixture on the KZN event calendar in KZN and annually draws a field of around 17 500 runners and walkers, along with countless supporters that come to enjoy the camaraderie and fun along the route and at the finish.
The formalities for our successful event has officially concluded and organisers wish to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone who supported the race.
Here are two more videos from the highly successful Rising Sun Chatsworth Freedom Marathon:
The respective winners of the races received prizes and were congratulated for their efforts.