Ep 132: Gerda Steyn, Olympian, on Picking up Running in Her 20s, and Her Journey from 8:19 hrs to 5:44 hrs in the Comrades Marathon
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have Gerda Steyn speak about her running journey. Vikas and Gerda come together to discuss all about Gerda’s inspirational running career, starting to run in her 20s and her recent Comrades feat.
Gerda Steyn, the extraordinary South African marathon and ultramarathon athlete, has left an indelible mark in the world of running. Born on March 3, 1990, Gerda’s awe-inspiring journey has been punctuated by remarkable achievements, including setting the Comrades Marathon down-run record in 2023 with an astonishing time of 5:44:54, becoming one of the few women to complete the race in under 6 hours. She has also earned accolades for her victories in the Two Oceans Marathon and her stellar performance at the 2020 Summer Olympics. With her unwavering dedication and trailblazing accomplishments, Gerda Steyn continues to inspire athletes and enthusiasts worldwide, making her a true icon in the endurance sports community.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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