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South Africa has it’s own database of local heroes and Donovan Wright is undoubtedly  one of them.From the humble beginnings of the Cape Flats to the dusty streets of Pacaltsdorp,where he grew up, Donovan went on to finish fourth in the comrades 2000 and was the first South African home in 1996

“Any achievement of significance requires desire.No one can coach desire,I wasn’t born at a time of feasting.Desire was my only hand out!

A riveting true story of inspiration, courage and transcendence above all obstacles  [email protected]0 – Dare to Survive , Win By losing is an exceptional portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit.

Donovan was at the peak of his running career, he achieved national colours for the 1995 world student games in Fukuoka Japan, he was the first South African home in 1996 and came fourth in Comrades 2000 when he learnt of his life-threatening brain tumour, at the same time he was expecting his third son. Subsequent brain operations left him partially deaf and paralysed on one side of his face, yet Donovan remains determined to conquer Comrades

“Adversity only fuels my burning desire to succeed,Disappointment brings out the fire in me”

[email protected] -Dare to Survive ,Win By losing is a campaign  uplifting and motivational in its approach to demonstrate the necessary life skills to acquire success

Donovan Wright is [email protected] 

A multiple survivor and post-cancer as well as bone marrow transplant and went to win 2 athletics global medals at world champs (silver in 2017) and (bronze 2019)


[email protected] DARE TO SURVIVE – WIN BY LOSING! , is a campaign for world viewers and set to go viral!

 10 km in an 1hour is for active athletes without health issues. Let’s see if I can run 10km under 60min given my health history.  Dare a Survivor , Win by Losing.  Donovan Wright

#Running4Life. Ready , Get Set,Let's Go!

Meet CreatePrenuerAfrica – Donovan Wright , The Man that does not know How To Quit!

 Tell us what drives you?

Be the best I can be. To leave a legacy that states, “that man does not know how to quit and he applies himself 150%”.

What is your true passion in life?

To live life to the fullest in achieving my best in whatever I do by truly dedicating myself to it

How did you find your passion and how old were

I discovered myself through running at age 9. I learnt to compete. I learnt that to compete that you must work hard and apply yourself. I learnt that hard work pays.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

The intensity of competition and believing you can win against all odds.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

It was easy, I did it for passion, passion drove me to be relentless in pursuit, being relentless delivered results and results brought rewards such as status and then also money in most instances

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

In 1994 on winning my first marathon and gaining national colours to represent my country at world champs. Then as I performed at higher levels and at different events, I was rewarded for performance by greater sums of money

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Knowing that failure was a stepping stone to greater success

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Want the best out of me and knowing that I have not gotten to that space yet, there is much more to me and even more to achieve.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

I hope that your doubts in me helps you to believe in what can be achieved, even for yourself. Do not ever let doubt limit your ability or that of others.

What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?

Put your head down and work for what you believe you can achieve, failing is a route to success, but perseverance and tenacity is your key and totally in your control.  Hope you can source it.

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