Following his attack and robbery on Friday, British long-distance runner Tom Evans has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town race.
While training on Table Mountain Road, Evans, a former British Army captain, was “attacked” and “beaten up,” suffering wounds and losing possessions.
He chose not to take part in the 100-mile race because the incident forced him to put his safety and recovery first.
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When the attack occurred, Evans ( 31 ) was getting ready for the race. He claimed that despite the physical pain, he was fine but “incredibly sore” in a video that was posted on Instagram.
Before running away, the thieves, who were both carrying knives, robbed him of his wedding ring and cell phone.
Although the runner apologized for skipping the race, he insisted that safety must come first.
He thought about how difficult it would be to deal with such an unexpected attack while doing something he loved.
Evans, the youngest captain of the British Army, reportedly discovered his love of endurance while serving in the military.
Evans urged the people of Cape Town to put safety first in his message. Despite the incident, he maintained his optimism, saying,” It’s been a great year, and I wo n’t let two criminals ruin it.”
In light of rising crime in tourist hotspots, the city will increase safety precautions.
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