Alfred Motaung is a fascinating man. He has run the world famous Comrades Marathon 13 times and is training to do it again on the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet popularised by Tim Noakes as the Banting diet.
How does a quiet and polite man, born and raised in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa go from being a herd-boy, to a practiser of martial arts, to a veteran runner of the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon?
What inner strength got him to run the 90km between Durban and Pietermaritzburg having had no formal training and wearing the wrong shoes?
Read on here to discover the remarkable story of our colleague and friend.