1900 KILOMETRES ... 45 DAYS ... FOR CHARITY
STARTING 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 ... FINISHING 16 OCTOBER 2018
So maybe you've heard about "Crazy" Dave Busschau, who plans on running from Nelspruit, in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, to Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province ...
The craziest thing about it all is that he's not just doing it "for fun", but to help those in need... On both two legs as well as four.
This 49 year old marathon runner and business owner, who has a love for running and endurance sports, is planning on donating all the proceeds that he receives to charity.
A Brief History
Dave is celebrating his 50th birthday on 16 October 2018 and before he reaches the half-century mark he is determined to complete this monster marathon, that he has had his sights on for a few years now.
Having competed in marathons all across the world, including destinations such as New York City and Jerusalem, and also completing 10 x Comrades Marathon events as well as over 100 x Ultra Marathons, this seasoned long distance runner is now ready to take on the proverbial Titan of all marathons.
A whopping 1900 kilometres, that stretches from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and finishes in Cape Town, Western Cape... And he is planning on doing it in a mere 45 days!
Starting this quest on the 1st of September 2018 and finishing on his 50th Birthday, on the 16th of October 2018 in the Mother City.
Dave Busschau not only has a passion for running, but he enjoys pushing the limits while he's at it.
His repertoire of long distance running is something out of legend.
Other than completing over 100 long-distance running events, here are a few honourable mentions:
- Completed 10 x Comrades Marathons
- Completed 10 x Loskop Ultra Marathons
- Ran from Nelspruit to Pietermaritzburg in 16 days in 2014
- Completed the New York City Marathon in 2015
- Finished the Richtersveld trail run in Namibia in 5 days (200 kms)
- Finished the Wild Coast trail run in 3 days (112 kms)
- Completed the Jerusalem Marathon in 2016
Being a member of the Nelspruit Marathon Club for over 20 years, Dave says that, to him, running is a form of meditation and while running not only calms his mind it, it's also a way for him to meet new people and make new friends.
One of the best things about running, is that everyone is equal while they are putting the kilometres behind them. It's all about you, your mind, your body and your fellow travellers as you push yourself and each other to achieve even greater distances than you imagined possible.
- Dave Busschau