|Home-grown athlete set to make even greater strides
TUT athlete, Collen Mulaudzi (26) says he is ready to make even greater strides in the sport fraternity. Mulaudzi has been training with SA 10 000m sensation Stephen Mokoka, who has inspired him to make his presence felt as well. He is currently dubbed as the next Stephen Mokoka.
The Venda born 10 000m and 21km athlete says 2016 was one of the best years in his running career. He appeared in the top five of most major races, like the South Africa (SA) track and field champs, where he came fifth, and the SA cross country where he was fourth.
Mulaudzi received an award for his international participation at the Confederation of University and Colleges Sports Associations (CUCSA) games in Zimbabwe at the 2016 prestigious annual TUT Sports Awards. As it stands, Mulaudzi has already qualified for the 2017 World Student Games in the 10 000m and 21km categories.
When asked about his support system, Mulaudzi says although he is not from a wealthy family, the love and support from both his parents has kept him on track. According to him, his life turned out good because he listened when his parents introduced him to God.
One of his biggest career fears is to get injured. He recalls the time when he spent two years on the side-lines due to a knee injury he sustained in 2010. He says God has given him a second chance. His favourite scripture is Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
In conclusion, Mulaudzi shares his motto: Keep it simple and believe that all things are possible.
Posted by Mokete Radebe on 06 Mar, 2017.