The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that former Springbok rugby player and SuperSport presenter Ashwin Willemse will be representing the Greensmile Foundation, joining up with team I Play Fair for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 South Africa taking place on the 25th of January at Buffalo City, East London.
Buffalo City is a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast. Athletes will begin their day with a 1.9km ocean swim in East London’s Orient Beach. This will be followed by the rolling hills of the 90km bike course which will be a challenge to all athletes. Finally a 21km, flat run will consist of two-loops with spectacular ocean views.
Willemse explains why he partnered with I Play Fair for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 South Africa; “I wanted to raise awareness for the Greensmile Foundation and I Play Fair were the perfect strategic partner as we have shared values, incorporating sport, education and healthy living lifestyles.”
The 2003 SA Rugby Player of the Year will be joined by father and son Triathlon duo, Danie and David De Goede, Gidon Novick of Discovery, Rowan Williams and Ronen Aires of Discovery Health. Gerhard Moolman of Land Rover, SuperSport’s Len Van Heerden, Mike Roy of City Power and finally the Institute for Drug-Free Sport CEO, Khalid Galant make up the remainder of the I Play Fair team for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 South Africa.
Galant says that I Play Fair will be continuing their efforts for 2015, beginning with Ironman 70.3 South Africa, “As part of our long term strategy we will continue to highlight anti-doping in sport messages through proactive awareness campaigns such as I Play Fair Say No To Doping. We will be partnering with other organisations and brands such as Greensmile to further our efforts in creating a culture of anti-doping.”
The Institute is encouraging all South African sportsmen and women, coaches and fans to take the ‘I Play Fair – Say NO! To Doping’ pledge by visiting www.drugfreesport.org.za, the mobi-site: m.drugfreesport.org.za, on the Facebook Page (iplayfairZA) or via Twitter (@iplayfairZA).