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Meet Kirsten Landman, the first woman from Africa to finish Dakar rally on bike

Written by: Qama Qukula

South Africans Kirsten Landman and Taye Perry are the first African women to complete the gruelling race on bikes.

Kirsten Landman holds Dakar Rally medal. Image: Facebook

Landman, a 28-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal, spoke to CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson about her achievement and the tough challenges she had to overcome along the way.

After a life-threatening crash in 2013 that put her in a coma for 11 days, Landman thought her bike racing days were over.

But she fought against her fears and post-traumatic stress to make a heroic comeback, fulfiling her dream of finishing the world’s toughest offroad race.

Listen to Kirsten Landman chat with Pippa Hudson:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Meet Kirsten Landman, the first woman from Africa to finish Dakar rally on bike




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