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BEHIND EVERY GOOD ATHLETE THERE IS A GREAT TEAM
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MY PARENTS

MAGRIETHA & CHRISTO BOTHMA

If it wasn't for my parents, I would definitely not have been where I am today.  Aside from the support they gave me, through the years of struggling with my health, they have also been the two people who poured the most into my running dreams and allowed me to chase these crazy goals - doing everything possible to make it a reality. My dad has been a key part of my athletic development - taking me to races from a young age and biking alongside me while I run over the years.

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MY MANAGER

CRAIG FRY

Craig Fry has been playing a big role in setting me up for success.  He takes care of the administrative side of my running career, allowing me to focus on putting hard work and focus into my training and racing.  He has transcended his role as manager, mentoring me through the various lows and highs I encounter while chasing my marathon dreams! 

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MY DAD

THE LEADING BIKE

My dad have become my training partner accompanying me on the bike through all the long marathon miles. It makes such a big difference having someone next to me on the road to handing me bottles and gels on long runs, helping me sustain the pace on faster workouts, and being there to make sure I am safe in the dark early morning hours.

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ENDOCRINOLOGIST

My endocrinologist - the doctor who saved my life, by finally figuring out the root cause of my problems, and helping me to get the right treatment to start growing and gaining weight again. I am incredibly thankful for his ongoing support and care.

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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Andrew Seymour is a physiotherapist in Sea Point, Cape Town. I see Andrew for acupuncture once a week, which I believe has helped me stay injury-free through the hard training periods.

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SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST

Pro Therapy is a massage company that provide high quality recovery treatments to help professional and non-professional athletes improve their training and performance.

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Wellness Excellence has been instrumental over the last year to help me manage my diabetes insipidus. They offer IV Infusions and help patience with managing their diabetes. They even offer mobile services to make it more convenient for patients. I am incredibly thankful to have them as part of my team.

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Moira Robertson is the founder of Stellenbosch Chiropractic. 

She has special interest in the conservative treatment of spine and joint conditions. She is also certified course in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and Kinesiotaping further cemented her position as a leading Chiropractor, and rounding off her great service offering.

 

Moira is the best chiropractor I have ever come across and takes into account the whole picture when she works with an athlete. She has played a big role in helping me stay injury free by making sure my body is balanced and my alignment is good, so I can get the most out of every stride I put into the ground.

 

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SPORT DOCTOR

WANYE DERMAN

Wayne Derman is Professor and Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine at Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also Co-Director of the IOC Research Centre of South Africa, which focuses on injury prevention, and protection of the health of the athlete.

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SPONSORSHIP

OXYGENATE

Oxygen therapy assists with oxygen saturation in blood & cells, increased cerebral blood flow, collagen synthesis, stem cell increase and improved immunity. Weekly sessions in the chamber has allowed me to stay healthy and recover faster between hard efforts. 

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