Nontu Mgabhi has tackled the toughest marathons on Earth, raising millions for rural schools. Now she’s running the Comrades to raise awareness of breast cancer.
Durban – Richards Bay psychologist Nontu Mgabhi has tackled some of the world’s most gruelling marathons for charity and this year she is doing the Comrades Marathon to raise awareness of breast cancer.
The extreme athlete has shown her grit by participating in events like the World Marathon Challenge — consisting of seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
Mgabhi, a manager at Richards Bay Minerals, also competed in the Marathon des Sables, billed as the toughest foot race on earth, where athletes run 251km in the extreme temperatures of the Sahara desert.
To date she has raised millions for schools in rural areas.
This time round, she is racing for an issue close to her heart after her friend Tholsie Ridhoo was diagnosed with breast cancer following an annual mammogram assessment.