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.
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.
Later in the year Angelo will be running in his 3rd consecutive Wildcoast Wild Run 3 day challenge event over 110 km’s along the pristine coast of the eastern side of South Africa. An event in which he finished 4th overall last year. This event is scheduled for September this year.
SEATTLE ROCK N ROLL MARATHON
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 with Lize from Reach for a Dream & Joanna Hardie at a recent fundraising talk in Knysna.
"Reach For A Dream endeavors to help children with life threatening illnesses and their families to believe in the power of dreams, to know that tomorrow is worth fighting for and that smiles and fun can still be a part of their lives today."