The team responsible for the creation & management of Athletes’ Journey LLP is made up of dynamic and enthusiastic people with a passion for sports, travels and personal development.
David, serving as our Managing Director, is an experienced endurance athlete. He has completed 3 full Ironman Triathlons (Langkawi 2003, 2004 & 2014), the Challenge Family Triathlon (Roth 2016 & 2017). and completed more than 30 full marathons. He has taken part in numerous marathon races around the world, including the 6 Marathon Majors: Boston in 2007, New York in 2007, 2011, 2016 & 2017, Berlin in 2008 & 2016, Chicago in 2009, Tokyo in 2011, 2012 & 2014, and London in 2012 & 2016. He is still active in these sports, both as an athlete and as a coach. David has the intention to do the Marathon Majors again as he likes the energy and atmosphere of these events, and he will start the ball rolling with the Tokyo Marathon in 2018. His plans for the next few years as an athlete are to do the Challenge Family Triathlon in Roth again, another full Ironman Triathlon, Trail races and Ultra-marathons. He has recently completed his journey of the 7 continents of the world for marathon races. He has completed the marathons in the Antarctica and Chile (South America) in January 2017, and just finished the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (the ultramarathon race of 56km) in Cape Town, South Africa in April 2017, and the SwissAlpine Marathon (78km) in July 2017.
In 2018, he will be embarking on a challenging journey with the Unogwaja Team (http://unogwaja.com/2018-team) cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg over 10 days, covering close to 1700km; and on the 11th day, the team will be running the Comrades Marathon (89km) from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. The team intends to raise R2 million (South African Rand) for the Unogwaja Light Fund (http://unogwaja.com/the-light-fund)
Besides these races, David has traveled to different places for adventure and outdoor activities. He has toured parts of central Java, Indonesia on bicycle, and trekked up the highest active volcanic mountain in East Java, Mt Semeru.
David is also an experienced sports and life coach, and he will share insights in preparing well for these races. Upon request, he can provide professional coaching for our clients, customizing it to suit their varying standards, and giving them a more structured program for their preparation. David’s focus in coaching is holistic - encompassing the mind, body and soul in the athlete’s readiness to take on the challenges ahead.