While 31-year-old Ipeleng “Crazy Legs” Khunou is relieved he finished the Two Oceans half marathon on crutches just before the cut-off time, he believes he can do even better.
Khunou, the first “crutch runner” to finish the marathon, wowed fellow runners with his tenacity when he pushed to the end. He completed the race in 3h15s.
He is looking to finishing the race in under three hours next year.
“Forty minutes before the race I couldn’t stand up because I was so nervous,” he told News24, while en route to his home in Rustenburg.
“My feet have never shaken so much before because I was stressing about the cut-off time. I didn’t want to see the guy with the gun counting down.”
Khunou was born with septo-optic dysplasia, a rare brain deformity.
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