How SA champ conquered her desert demons for a Dakar dream

News

How SA champ conquered her desert demons for a Dakar dream

She vowed never to do the gruelling race, but ended up on the podium in a first for Africa. Now she wants more

Journalist

The bug has bitten a woman who said she would only complete the Dakar Rally once, if at all.

Kirsten Landman, a 28-year-old motorcyclist from Summerveld in KZN, is now thinking of going back in 2021. 

After the dust settled on Landman’s incredible race, making her the first African woman to complete the Dakar – coming 55th overall and landing a third-place women’s podium finish – she said the flight home gave her an opportunity to revisit the experience...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.