A former British Military captain has been compelled to drag out of a race after he was mugged at knifepoint in South Africa.
Ultramarathon runner Tom Evans, 31, says he was “attacked” and “overwhelmed up” whereas coaching on Friday and had all his possessions stolen.
“Every thing that I had with me was taken,” he stated in a video posted on Instagram.
“Bodily my physique’s okay. I am fairly overwhelmed up, I am extremely sore at present, however I will be okay.”
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Mr Evans stated he was “extremely gutted” to not be participating within the race, however stated security has to return first.
“Mentally, it is simply making an attempt to recover from one thing like this, doing one thing that you just love and it simply appears so surprising and occurs so shortly.”
As soon as the youngest captain within the British Military, Mr Evans reportedly found his ardour for endurance operating throughout his time within the army.
He had been due to participate within the Extremely-trail Cape City occasion subsequent weekend, which options distances ranging as much as 100 miles.
“For these in Cape City, take care of your self and people round you and please keep protected,” he stated.
“It has been an superior yr and I will not let two criminals spoil my yr on the paths.”