Ipeleng Khunou, also known fondly as Crazylegs @ckrazylegz by his peers, runs marathons to raise money for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and he runs them on smartCRUTCH.
Check out his story on this 1-minute video by BeautifulNews.co.za “My disease will not keep me off my feet.” Running from Pretoria to Cape Town on crutches.
Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Jacaranda FM.com
“… He was at a point in his life where he was overweight and unhealthy. At 120kg he decided to get off of his butt and do something to change his life and his fitness. Thus he began a journey that is very quickly changing his life, and loads of others around him. Finishing The Two Oceans is hard, 21km of pure mental strength and that’s for an athlete without any setbacks. Ipeleng was born with a very rare condition – Septo Optic Dysplasia – which makes him off balance. It took an incredible feat of human strength and will for Ipeleng to finish the race. Running with crutches, blisters and cuts on his hands didn’t stop him. He finished and is already planning his next adventure! Speaking to me last week, he said the applause at the end of a race was awesome, but it wasn’t enough, he wants to make a difference, and so he ran the two Oceans for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.”
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