- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
- Double gold for Venter as SA medal count reaches 59
- Winning start for Ellis as Banyana beat Egypt
- Skhosana’s promise to take SA even further forward
- It’s 50 medals for SA at African Championships
- Top-ranked Williams does the double
- Championship records for Brown and relay team
- Gobel grabs share of the lead at Kyalami
- Interim coach Ellis looks to take Banyana even further
Kevin’s comeback No2
- Updated: May 12, 2011
Kevin Evans (360Life) makes his second comeback to serious racing in 2011 on Saturday when he competes in the MTN Tulbagh Ultra-marathon.
This will be his first race since he crashed out of the Epic, breaking his collarbone. His first setback happened in December 2010 when his appendix had to be removed in an emergency operation.
In spite of all his bad luck, Evans is far from being despondent. ÔÇ£Having crashed out of the Epic may still prove to be a blessing in disguise, because I will go to the World Marathon Championship with fresh legs.┬á I have not really pushed myself to the limit so far this year.ÔÇØ
Evans is under no illusion about what awaits him at the MTN Tulbagh Ultra-marathon. ÔÇ£What makes racing in Tulbagh so tough is that the loose sand and rocks make it almost impossible to get into a comfortable racing rhythm. You suffer from the beginning of the race up to the moment you finish.ÔÇØ
According to Evans he is excited about racing again. ÔÇ£I have not really missed out that much on my training.┬áI only took off the week after the accident. A week later I was doing long hours on my indoor trainer and during the past three weeks I did hard miles on my road bike.
ÔÇ£I will be doing some proper mountain bike training for the first time this weekend, so don’t expect too much of me next weekend. I will just be checking things out. If I can help my teammate, David George, somewhat it will mission accomplished. I have to thank my sponsors for their support. I have had two unfortunate injuries and both times the sponsors have been 110% behind me.┬á Because of their support I am able to just get back to racing and carry on where I left off.ÔÇØ