Anton used to play league golf, cricket and rugby, but with work and family he couldn’t find the time to practice them all, so he decided to focus on mountain biking. He now participates in competitions in South Africa, and even if he’s not a professional athlete he enjoys taking part.
What is your discipline and how long have you been practicing it?
Anton: I’ve been practicing mountain bike for seven years now.
What are the big events you participated in?
Anton: I’ve participated in events such as Sani 2C (the world’s biggest mountain bike stage race) over three days, Wine2Whalesthree day team and stage race, Berg and Bush two and three days team and stage race, and Cape Argus (world’s biggest 1 one day road cycling race), which allowed me to use everything I’ve been practicing “for fun” to really experience the competition.
How often do you train? 3 times a week
Anton: I’m training about three times a week.
What is the importance of sports in your life?
How do you manage to train with a busy schedule?
Anton: I live close to work so I’m able to practice early mornings twice a week and once during the weekend.
What does sport represent for you?
Anton: I have been doing numerous sports since school and I love the participation and team culture.
Would you have a piece of advice to give to someone who is willing to start training?
Anton: The best thing to do is to enter an event and set a goal, because goals clearly help you to find the motivation to train and to finish the event. It helps not to give up.
If you had something additional to say, what would it be?
Anton: Sports have a positive effect on all lives, so everyone should just go for it!