The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle, and 42.2 km run raced in that order without break. It is widely considered to be the toughest one-day sporting event in the world. A very select group of people succeed in finishing the race.
Even fewer finish it under 13 hours.
Richard did so with stage four brain cancer. Twice. Including Ironman Wales which is arguably the toughest Ironman race in the world. He finished Ironman South Africa in an unbelievable 10 hours and 30 minutes, and went on to finish two Ironman and four Half Ironman events, and the Sani2C and 36ONE mountain bike stage races over an eight month time frame, all with brain cancer.
In the 2017 Ironman overall age group rankings, Richard finished an incredible first position in South Africa and 180th in the world.
Today, Richard is in remission, and has a remarkable story to tell.