Braam Malherbe is an international motivational speaker, extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer, TV presenter and author of the best seller, The Great Run.
In 2006 Braam, together with a running partner, accomplishing a world first by running approximate 2,610 miles (4,200 kms) along the entire length of the Great Wall of China in a single attempt. This translated into running an average of more than a full marathon a day for 98 days.
In 2008 he achieved a second world-first by running the entire coastline of South Africa, a distance of over 1,988 miles (3, 200 kms).
In 2011 with his partner represented South Africa in an unassisted race to the South Pole, a distance of approximate 551 miles (888 kms), which they covered in 24 days. They did this while man-hauling sleds weighing around 188 lbs ( 85 kgs) each, and in and a climate with high winds and an average temperature of -49° Fahrenheit (-45° C).
Braam’s adventures are extraordinary and always purpose driven. He is a riveting international motivational speaker, applying lessons learnt from his experiences to talk about themes relating to goals, courage, leadership, teamwork, purpose and making the impossible possible.
Braam and Pete van Kets will be doing an unassisted (zero carbon emissions) circumnavigation around the Tropic of Capricorn.
They will cover 38, 000kms in 15 months. Disciplines include rowing the Atlantic Ocean, running, climbing, para gliding, paddling
and mountain biking. The expedition will be televised and their aim is to ‘connect’ 1 billion people around the globe to Do One
Thing (DOT) for the planet.
He is ambassador for few organization: WESSA, Woolworths MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet,
Toyota, Old Mutual, The Amy Biehl Foundation, The Wilderness Leadership School and
Operation Smile SA.
He won few awards including: Men’s Health 2010 Unsung Hero, SABC3 Enviropaedia Eco Logic Award in the Category Eco Warrior, Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership award for outstanding service to the people of southern Africa and listed in City Press as Top 100 World Class South Africans.