Evelina Tshabalala, Kenneth Methula, Masibulele Gcabo and Willie Engelbrecht all completed the 89km Comrades on Sunday 30 May 2010.
The four Positive Heroes, who are all living with HIV, took their ARVs whilst running what is known as one of the world’s toughest ultra-marathons. This toughest of tough marathons is hard enough but for two of our runners the feat was even more extra-ordinary. A year ago Kenneth was lying in hospital battling a severe case of TB whilst Masibulele overcame a serious leg injury suffered in 2009.
Willie led the team home in 9 hours 8 minutes whilst Evie slashed her time by a whopping 34 minutes coming in at 9 hours 26 minutes. The goal-orintated, positive thinking as well as exercise and healthy eating that are the basis for completing such a feat also underlie the Positive Heroes ethos of facing challenges with a solution-focused approach.
We congratulate Evie, Kenneth, Masibulele, Willie and all those who took part in this truly awesome sporting event.