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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Friday, June 8, 2012

Tribute to a special friend and runner.

One of the people that always inspire me is my good friend Anita Botha. Anita ran her 20th Comrades Marathon last Sunday and finished in a very good time of 10:24. Anita has run hundreds of races over the years including many ultras, 100 milers and 6 day races, some of which she won.

The photos below are a tribute to a great friend and runner. The most amazing thing about this woman is that she always looks good!

Anita in her 20th Comrades last Sunday.

Anita with me - Comrades 1997.

Nike Marathon 1997

Yep, she always looks good...!

Congratulations on 20 Comrades Marathons Anita! I know there will be many more.

Have a super weekend everyone!

22 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats to your friend

Amy said...

Congratulations to Anita - & you both look good!

Mark said...

Amazing! Great pics!

Lisa said...

Hmmmm. She does always look good. I'm not sure I like her (kidding! good for her!).

Kate said...

Very cool! Congratulations to your friend! And she is lucky...there are very few race pictures of myself that I like.

misszippy said...

Wow--Anita is a stud! Congrats to her for finishing her 20th Comrades--what an achievement!

Raina said...

What an amazing athlete Anita is!
I love the 1997 photos of you two. I miss that style of shorts!!

Marlene said...

Wow, sounds like quite a lady! Congrats Anita!

Liz said...

Wow - one comrades sounds like an incredible achievement, twenty is even more amazing! Well done to her!

Robin said...

Awesome...congrats to Anita!

Jill said...

How cool for your friend! So nice to have someone like that in your life :). Happy Weekend!!

Karien said...

Congratulations, Anita! RESPECT!

susette said...

Oh I definitely hope to be able to continue this running adventure for many years to come.

Good job to you and Anita!

Cathie said...

How lovely, Johann, it's people like you who make our running family so awesome! Anita is a legend! :) x

ultra collie said...

in 97 you looked sooo young johann..not that you look old now mind!

Char said...

What an incredible athlete Anita is. Twenty Comrades is a huge achievement.

Lauren said...

She does always look good. It is so nice of you to tribute your friend.

Ewa said...

What an amazing athlete!
But then so are you and it is so sweet of you to write about her.

Bethany + Ryan said...

WOW. Congratulations to Anita! What an inspiring woman!!

Thomas Bussiere said...

Everybody needs inspiring people in their lives. She has done some amazing things which we all can learn from. Thank you Anita for all you do.

Cory Reese said...

Incredible! Comrades sounds pretty epic. I would love to make it there some day!

Black Knight said...

Congrats Anita!
I love the pictures of many years ago: they are our story.