Hein Kayaking in Anarctica

Sports & Adventure

Kayaking in Antarctica

On the 9th of March 2014 Hein completes the Antarctica marathon, known to be the toughest marathon on the planet.

On 14 April 2013 Hein becomes an Ironman by completing the 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run in 12 hours 47min. 

He completes his first Two Oceans Ultra marathon in March 2013.

Hein completes the Dessert Dash 369km mountain bike race from Windhoek to Swakopmund in December 2012.

Two-times winner of the Argus cycle race blind tandem category 2011/2012.

Hein became the first blind person to complete the 2011 ABSA Cape Epic (the Tour de France of mountain biking): 707km over 8 days climbing more than 15 000 meters. 

On 6 October 2009 Hein broke the World Blind Land Speed Record becoming the fastest blind driver in the world by averaging a speed of 322.5km/h in a Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series. 

Hein has completed both the Hong Kong and New York City Marathons.

He has skydived from a height of ten thousand feet and bungee-jumped from one of the highest bridges in the world.

In February 2006 Hein became the first blind person in the world to cycle solo over a distance of thirty-nine kilometres. 

He was the first South African to brake a World Land Speed Record in September 2005 reaching a speed of 269 km/h in a Maserati Gran Sport. 

He was a player in the South African blind cricket team that won the World Cup in India during the inaugural Blind Cricket World Cup in 1998.

He completed the Cape to Rio Yacht Race at the age of 22.