She became the first African woman to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in only 7 days – and she did it all while raising money for education for children in disadvantaged communities. Nontuthuko Mgabhi, Human resources manager, long distance runner and founder of the “Go beyond for a child”-initiative, has found a way to marry her love for running and for education.
In this new episode of Africa 101, hosted by Africa Business Venture director Sonia Galat, Nontuthuko shares her adventures as a World Marathon Challenge runner and promoter of change and opportunities for children.
An inspiring journey
Have you ever wondered what drives someone to run 295 km in 7 days? What is it like to run a marathon in Antarctica? How is this accomplishment changing the perception of African women? How is it changing the lives of underprivileged children? And what’s next for such an ambitious athlete?
Tune into the podcast and hear this and much more as Nontuthuko tells us her inspiring story.
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