I was just this kid who was stepping into athletics. I was just trying to be one of the guys who’ll be a lane filler. Now I’ve gone from being a lane filler to being a medal contender. That’s when I started thinking, I’m doing this thing because I want to be the best. I’m doing this because I want to represent South Africa. I want to go to the Olympics.
Running wasn’t always a dream for me growing up. The moment I decided to make running a profession was when I was faster than the competition.
Now I don’t tense up in the last 10 metres. It's just maturity and, being able to believe in yourself and be more of yourself. Stay in your lane and focus on you, focus on what you've done, be confident in yourself, motivate yourself.
And that's who I am now. I believe that everyone comes with a purpose, and my purpose is to run.