- Siviwe Wizzy was headed to compete in the Knysna Forest Marathon when his transport suffered a breakdown
- Stranded on the N2 highway, the determined runner resorted to hitchhiking to get him from George to Knysna in the Western Cape
- Thanks to a kindhearted stranger who stopped, Siviwe was able to register for the race and still managed to win the event
Siviwe Wizzy has proven that when life hands you lemons, it’s always possible to make lemonade.
Siviwe was travelling to compete in the Knysna Forest Marathon on 29 June when his transport suffered a mechanical breakdown.
In an attempt to register for the event on time, the desperate runner resorted to hitchhiking on the N2 freeway.
Hitchhiking is no easy feat in South Africa as many citizens display a reluctance to offer a lift to strangers, mostly due to the high crime rate.
Fortunately for Siviwe, one Good Samaritan stopped and gave him a ride from George to Knysna in the Western Cape.
Siviwe runs for Murray & Roberts and they were grateful he was able to register in time.
Incredibly, Siviwe not only registered in time, but won the 42.2km marathon.
Briefly.co.za understands the determined runner was able to finish four minutes ahead of the 2nd-placed runner, Retsepile Khotle.
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