From completing the notoriously trying Ironman Triathlon (3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run) after only 12 weeks of training, to completing the toughest canoe marathon- The Dusi and also placing third in Miss Fitness South Africa , Liezel’s sporting achievements are as diverse as they are impressive.
With a passion for an active lifestyle with lots of time spent outdoors, Liezel isn’t afraid of a challenge, especially when she can do it for a good cause. She completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour on a technologically advanced bicycle that was powered by twitter and, so doing, raised funds to buy bicycles for the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy.
Liezel is also a regular at smaller races, especially those aimed at motivating women to get and stay fit.
“For me it’s about having fun and being social. I am often the person at the back of the race who is talking and encouraging other participants,”
The ocean has a special place in Liezels heart, and as a certified advance Nitrox Enriched Air deep sea diver, she enjoys spending time exploring oceans all over the world. Having dived locally and internationally in the waters of Madagascar, Maldives and Bali.
In between formal events you can find her making the most of Cape Town’s seaside location by stand-up paddle boarding , roller-skating, swimming, road running and cycling.