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Guestspeaker- Kim van Kets
Kim van Kets
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
East London South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Adventurer,Author,Businesswoman,Change,Endurance athlete,Inspiration,motivation,Personal story,South Africa,Womens Interest
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Endurance athlete and speaker Kim van Kets established that running requires no particular skill, other than the ability to endure discomfort. She has spent a lot of time on the road/trail and has now been running for more than half her life. After having run the the Comrades and Two Oceans and countless road races for many years, Kim discovered trail running and was hooked by the solitude and beauty of the sport. Since then she has run a number of extreme off road races including (in the last 2 years alone), the Addo Elephant 100 mile Trail Run (first woman and 6th overall) , the Rhodes Ultra Marathon, the Amatola 100km Trail Run, the 270km Transkei ultra from Port St Johns to East London (first woman and 4/5th overall), the 250km self sufficiency Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, the Baviaanskllof Marathon etc. She has also paddled and cycled for many years and taken part in various multi discipline adventure races. Despite her addiction to trail running, Kim insists that she is a very average athlete and that she only ever wins races by deafault, when the true athletes break down. She has a tank - like ability to keep going which stands her in good stead for endurance races!.

Tri the Beloved Country was a dream come true for Kim. She covered over. 6 762km done in 148 days. The breakdown was 2 409km of running, 3 748km of cycling and 615km of paddling/kayaking – 1 262km further than anticipated! Her target was to be home by no later than 31 July, which she managed by a 5 day margin.

Looking back on this incredible journey and undertaking, she imparts all the life lessons learnt, and how they can be applied to every day or business situations.
Endurance athlete and speaker Kim van Kets established that running requires no particular skill, other than the ability to endure discomfort. She has spent a lot of time on the road/trail and has now been running for more than half her life. After having run the the Comrades and Two Oceans and countless road races for many years, Kim discovered trail running and was hooked by the solitude and beauty of the sport. Since then she has run a number of extreme off road races including (in the last 2
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PRESENTATIONS by Kim van Kets

**NEW PRESENTATION**


ADAPT AND THRIVE - tri the beloved country.

In the wake of the barrage of challenges South Africans currently face,  we are often immobilised by fear and negativity and by the enormity of the challenges we face.  Kim's story is one of encouragement. It is a true South African story of perseverance and incredible endurance in a challenging and constantly changing world.  It provides an extremely entertaining, anecdotal and most of all positive perspective of South Africa and draws comparisons between the challenges faced on her self-powered 6 772km journey around the country's borders and those encountered our personal and business ventures. She is an attorney,inspirational speaker, extreme runner, adventurer and published best selling author.

A true South African story of perserverance in a changing world, focusing on:
- a positive attitude
- translating the dream into a goal
- developing discipline in the good times
- the power of reward
- not being immobilised by the enormity of a goal
- finding the creative alternative when resources disappear
- preventative maintenance
- the value of collaboration 
- managing change
- flexibility
- getting comfortable outside of our comfort zone

PRESENTATIONS by Kim van Kets

**NEW PRESENTATION**


ADAPT AND THRIVE - tri the beloved country.
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