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Home >> Blog >> Guest Blogger >> Inspiring Runner: John Kagona

Inspiring Runner: John Kagona

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There is a lot of discussion and statistcs surrounding the topic of domestic violence in South Africa. But how often do you hear about a man being the victim? A tragic case of domestic violence almost ended Ultra veteran, John's marathon career. But no amount of pain could stop John from taking to the road again. Read how John overcame the odds and rose above the pain to Run OMTOM again.

Thank God I will be running my 10th OMTOM Ultra next year.

Three years ago I was stabbed with a knife by my first girlfriend in my upper left leg it was so painful I couldn't sit or run again sleep well and that time I was preparing my self to run the SAS Marathon. But with the prayers of God and the love of sports I'm back and I'll do my 10th Ultra next year.

But with that thinking I prayed and said to myself you can come back. In the situation I was in, I could still go to stadium to see my friends training and they said to me never give up brother come back and do it. You love most and that's ATHLETICS and I started again, easy and slowly.

And I'm back thanks friend for your support and I'm back.So next year I will run my 10th ultra Marathon and from there on I will never back down from Athletics.