Gerhard Beukes

Gerhard Beukes
South Africa

Not only is Gerhard (Gerry) the only person to date to have completed the Wildcoast Wildrun™ Non-Stop and he also holds the record for the fastest time at the Lesotho Wildrun™ - 15:23:57.

Gerry - together with one of his good friends Chris Viljoen - struck out on the Wildcoast at 11pm on the 10th September 2012 attempting to run the entire 112km Wildcoast Wildrun non-stop. Gerry finished at the Hole-in-the-Wall at 18h00  - some 19 hours later, exhausted but elated to become the first runner ever to have run the entire distance in one go.  Chris made it as far as Mpame before calling it quits in the darkness.

He's also one of only a handful of runners who have competed both the Wildcoast & Lesotho Wildrun events. Gerry hails from Bloemfontein and has completed most of the toughest trail runs in SA as well as a number of elite adventure races.

Events completed: 
Lesotho Wildrun 2012
Wildcoast Wildrun 2011
Wildcoast Wildrun 2012
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