Blog: MalcolmP

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So after the disappointment of missing the deadline to the Duathlon champs I now find out I have been selected to represent South Africa in the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final Championships in London.

Team SA didn't disappoint

Questions and answers with Malcolm Pringle on his third Paralympics.

Tell us about the Paralympics in Athens in 2004?
It was a very emotional Paralympics, as my best friend died in 2002 and so I dedicated my 800m race to him. I broke the world record again with a time of (1:58.87). This was the first time I broke the 2 minute mark at a major competition. It was a very well organised event. I called my parents back in South Africa after I won the gold medal and my mom was crying with happiness.

How was it being back in South Africa?


Questions and Answers with Malcolm Pringle on his second Paralympics in Sydney which he believes was his best.

Tell me about the Paralympics in Sydney in 2000?
There were about 100 000 people at the opening ceremony and the noise level was so intense it was like being in an earthquake. I had great expectations as I knew what the Paralympics was about and how big the event was.

Tell us about your setback before you left for Sydney?


Questions and Answers with Malcolm Pringle on his first Paralympic experience

How did your running career all begin?
Well at the age of three I won my school obstacle course and from then on nothing could hold me back when I had a pair of running shoes on.

What is it like having a disability? And how do you feel when you’re out on the track?

Gold, Gold, Gold

What a welcome home!!