- Hawtrey’s passing a big loss for SA cycling
- Nienaber back with a bang, targets another Nomads title
- Seboko best of the bunch in uphill battle in Uganda
- Davids doubles up in Summer Series
- Elkington eclipses opposition at Loch Ness
- Hurdler Steenkamp winding up for a big one
- Olympic champion’s Epic win, big-hearted women’s triumph
- SA runners in search of elusive medals in Kampala
- Davids does the job on day one of Summer Series
- SA’s Strauss and Knox nail down Epic podium places
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