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Welcome to the website of Angelo Henry – who on 7 April 2009 became the 1st South African and African to achieve The Grand Slam by completing a standard marathon of 42.2 km on all 7 Continents as well as The North Pole.

Also the 1st South African and African to complete a marathon in the close vicinity of both the South Pole (Antarctica December 2008) and The North Pole in April 2009.

Angelo started running at the age of 40 after smoking more than two packets of cigarettes a day for more than 20 years.

Recent events in 2011:

Angelo recently completed the 115th Boston Marathon on 18 April, in a time of 3 hours 10 minutes. The Boston is the oldest marathon in the world, and the only one for which contestants are required to complete a marathon qualifier in order to compete.

Soon afterwards, on 6 May he was back in South Africa to compete in the African X with teammate Albert Pretorius. This was a 3 day stage run in Kleinmond in the Western Cape. The duo finished 5th in their category.


Angelo successfully completed the SEATTLE ROCK N ROLL MARATHON on 23 June in the Northwest of America ,running along the side of Lake Washington ,finishing in 260th place overall in a field of 22000 plus strong.”


Angelo will be competing in his 4th successive WILDRUN in mid September along the pristine coastline of the Wild Coast along South Africa’s eastern coastline. Wildcoast Wildrun 2012 – Wild conditions hamper race record attempts

Angelo chose Reach for a Dream as his charity of support for his 2009 North Pole Marathon

North Pole Race Video


8 May 2013
Recently completed Grim the Beast in the East , www.grimchallenge.co.uk, finishing 12th overall and 1st in his age group.A 10km run on a motocross track,encompassing trail running,crawling through nets ,wading through water etc.

19 – 21 September 2013

I will be completing my 5th and earning my permanent number in the event by doing so.It remains my annual “holiday”,112 kms over 3 days running along the Wild Coast of South Africa

13 October 2013


Previous Events

  • Various ultra marathons, including The Two Oceans Ultra (56 kms) and 3 Comrades marathons (86 kms)
  • 2005 Flora London Marathon (EUROPE)
  • 2005 New York Marathon (NORTH AMERICA)
  • 2007 Great Wall of China
  • 2007 Sri Chinmoy Melbourne Marathon (AUSTRALIA)
  • 2008 Rio de Janeiro Marathon (SOUTH AMERICA)
  • 2008 Antarctic Ice Marathon – 3rd overall
  • 2009 The North Pole Marathon – 5th overall (the only marathon to be run on water)
  • 2008/2009 & 2010 (7th overall), Puffer ultra trail marathons (80 kms Cape Point to the Cape Town Waterfront over 3 mountain ranges)
  • 2009 Inaugural Otter Trail Run (5th veteran finisher)
  • 2009 “fastest marathon time” 2 hour 59 min Cango Marathon

Triathlons / Duathlons

  • 2006 Koeberg Offroad Duathlon (Winner)
  • 2006 Jailbreak Triathlon (Half-Ironman Distance)
  • 2006 South African Ironman Triathlon
  • 2007 Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Race
  • Various Sprint and Offroad Triathlons / Duathlons.
  • Robberg Raggie Surf Ski Triathlon 2008 (winner with Mike Schwan)

Angelo rates his first, best and most extremes!

  • 1st International marathon – London 2005
  • Favourite marathon – New York & Boston
  • Toughest marathon – North Pole marathon (and the coldest at -37 degrees)
  • The toughest ultra marathon – The Comrades marathon
  • Most scenic marathon – Rio de Janeiro (running along Copacabana, Ipanema etc.)
  • Toughest to travel to – Antarctica
  • Toughest terrain – (except for the ice at The North Pole) The wall on the Great Wall of China marathon
  • Most scenic ultra marathon – The 2 Oceans marathon Cape Town
  • The toughest trail run -The Otter Trail run (normally a 5 day hike)
  • Favourite trail run – The Puffer trail run

“Every day is a day given to you by GOD to use as best possible and to do your best. I would have achieved nothing without him on my shoulder.”

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