Four major crashes and 10 operations in year and half. “Some mornings the pain and discomfort was so bad that I didn’t want to get out of bed. Financially and emotionally, it became tough.”
Zanri Rossouw, aged 34, believes that no matter how good you get, you can always get better, and that’s the exciting part.
Trade Marketing Manager by day, her dream is to represent South Africa in the Individual Time Trial for World Championships. Having placed 2nd in the ITT at African Games, she works hard to edge her way to her dream.
“Being healthy and fit isn’t a trend, it’s a lifestyle and it creates a feeling of freedom for me.”
There have been a couple key role players in her life. Piet Laubscher, who introduced her to cycling and raced tandem together. Craig Leslie helped her to push her limits after many setbacks and coach, Barry Austin, who believes in her, shapes and develops her abilities to become the best version of herself.
If you follow her journey, you’ll clearly see that her believe system matches her work ethic and self-discipline.
She rides for local women’s cycling team, Team Reach for Rainbows, where she has shows her passion for her craft.
“Trust in what you know you can do, be patient with yourself and take things one step at a time.”
Give her a shout out.