David Ramaela Gatebe born in 13-08-1981, in Kroonstad in the Freestate and went to school in Lekuhalsrus. He is presently working at Impala Platinum Mines in Rustenburg as a Sports Clerk, he lives in Sunrise View area. His mother is still living in the Freestate, David is married to Sanna and they have 2 sons Shireletso 4 years old and Rearabetswe 1-year-old. His favourite food is Nando’s, his favourite rugby team is the Blue Bulls and his favourite soccer team is Kaiser Chiefs.
David has completed 4 Comrades Marathons he is now the winner and record break of Comrades 2016 with a time of 5h18. In 2015 he was position 18 with a time of 6h07, in 2014 he was position 21 with a time of 6h05, in 2013 he was position 24 with a time of 6h19.
David has completed several races:
2015 he ran SA champs 21.1km with a time of 68,23min
2013 he won Two Oceans with a time of 3h08
2008 he won City to City with a time of 2h48
2008 he won SA Marathon Champs in a time of 2h13
2008 he won Potch Bricks 21,1km with a time of 61,23min
Best Comrades – Winner 2016 5:18 (New Record holder)
2016 100km World Championships in Spain – 6:44 (12th Position)
Best Ultra Marathon 50km time 2:48; 56km 3:08 (Two Oceans Winner in 2013)
Best Marathon time 2:13 SA Champs
5 Comrades Finishes - 1 Gold medal in Comrades and 4 Silver Medals