The Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) presented by Vodacom in George on Saturday (February 20) boasted entries from more than 650 people with disability from across South Africa and a number of other countries such as Canada, France and the United Kingdom.
>> 8991: Denis Lemeunier of France won the men’s T53/T54 category racing wheelchair marathon for the second year running.
8952: Nikki Emerson of England took top honours in the women’s racing wheelchair marathon (T53/T54 category).
More than 500 people with disability from across South Africa and abroad took to the streets of George yesterday (February 16) to compete in the 6th annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) presented by Vodacom and Parmalat SA.
Krige Schabort won the 42.2 km T53/T54 category racing wheelchair marathon in a brilliant time of 1:31:23. He broke away from fellow South African Ernst van Dyk early in the race and powered away to record a superb solo victory. Van Dyk, who has competed in every one of the six OCC events since its inception in 2002, completed the distance in 1:34:46. Third place went to Spain’s Rafael Botello Jimenez in 1:39:21, with Scotland’s Kenny Herriot taking fourth place.