Register now for Business Networking Breakfast Thurs 8 Dec Topic: Triumph of the Human Spirit – A Blind man with vision! SPEAKER: Hein Wagner

 

It has been said that people born blind grow and mature with an intellect absolutely void of the  pre-conceptions or judgments of those with sight. Their minds become formidable think tanks… platforms from which they develop razor sharp insights into life’s everyday problems & challenges.

Hein Wagner is such a man –  a man who lists more personal achievements than many! Broke the world land speed record and set the new record at 243 km/h – became the first blind person in the world to cycle solo over a distance of 39kms – skydived for the first time from a height of 10 000 feet –  completed the Cape to Rio Yacht Race – tackled the white waters of the Zambezi River in a rubber raft –  took part in the Ironman event in Korea, completing 180km on a tandem bicycle – finished the Hong Kong Marathon known to be one of the toughest marathons in the world – has run several marathons & completed the New York City Marathon in a time of 4 hours 27 minutes – Western Province colours for athletics – Climbed the 10 highest mountains in the Western Cape – A Player for the South African blind cricket team that won the World Cup in India during the Blind Cricket World Cup final – performed his autobiographical show called Bat Magic at the National arts festivals with huge success.