Mxolisi Benedict Msomi Gumede

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Let me throw in some monday motivation for your monday blues. The irony us that I am chowing on a Kota. What is a kota? it is a quarter loaf of bread that is filled with slap chips, archaar, russian, egg and anything else that you want in it. It is the ultimate fat food and I wanted to run today but life would not let me so I chose to get some comfort food. I will run it off tomorrow and for the next month... 

But for you, eat on this inspiration and share it with your mates. Don't be greedy with it...



On who you are…

My name is Mxolisi Gumede born in Umlazi Kwazulu-Natal residing in Jozi (Johannesburg). I’m a Technical Director for South Africa’s first 24 hour news channel eNCA.



On running… 

My running started as a bet between two overweight friends on a Sunday morning stuck in traffic at the 2011 Soweto Marathon. We started with the 10km at the township Marathon since then I’ve never looked back. I can honestly say can’t go a week without running. Addicted!!!



On Street culture… 

Street culture is rapidly becoming a way for mostly the youth in expressing their passion for music, art, latest trends and a different way of life to their traditional upbringing. Urbanization, multicultural dynamics and rapid economic growth tend to have an influence on up holding some traditional values and practices creating the subculture. (My views TBC)



On Running culture…

I think more and more sport brands are picking up on the craze of running. Trying innovative ways not only selling but also promoting the culture of running. Running has become come a trend, a fashion statement with brands building/creating more attractive and fashionable apparel that will not only make runners feel good but look good while running therefore promoting good health. 




On gadgets…


I’m not into gadgets but I do try and stay up to date at least with one of the latest craze preferably my phone. On running gadgets will prefer a good GPS watch to constantly track my progress.


On injury…

One of the most annoying and heart-breaking thing to happen to you especially when training for an event.
On achievements…

One of my biggest achievements as a runner is running two full marathons on two consecutive weekends. As a runners there’s nothing like reaching the finish line and be proud of your achievement whether it is a 10k, half or full marathon you got up and finished it.   


On future goals…

Well they call it “The Ultimate Human Race” Comrades 2015 here I come.

On your social media…

My social media is hardly updated I read more than post but I do respond and engage topics I find interesting Love instagram.

On Pink…

Pink the Singer? LOL No recently raised a couple of hundred rands for a cancer awareness group and ran the Pick n Pay Marathon which was mostly for the Cancer PINK Drive (Breast Cancer Awareness)

On Pain…

Pain is part of the game you run when you in pain but ultimately you finish. If I had to count the number of time when I said I’m never going back to running cause of the pain I’ll never finish. Oh and the people that ask you “you ran 42,2km, what about all that pain?” they motivate to push through the pain.

When I die…

I would like to be my daughter’s guardian angel “Idlozi lakhe” That way we remain connected eternality.


#RunRevolution


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