Jules Potgieter and Sergio Dantas put in great efforts in today’s Wings For Life World Run. Globally over 81,496 runners took part. Sergio was 8,342 overall having run 23.88km in just over 2 hours before he was caught by the Catcher Car; Jules was 8,508 having covered 23.74km before she was caught – and 1,096 out of the 37,652 ladies running globally!

They raced in Sunrise, FL, with 2312 other runners where Jules was 129 overall, 28th female, and 2nd in her F40 category. Sergio was 122nd overall, 97th male and 23rd in the M40 category.

The race was “brutally hot and humid,” according to Jules.

Ivan Motorin, running in Turkey, won globally with a distance of 64.37km.

TICO, the official Red Bull distributor for the BVI, sent these two BVI residents to “run for those who can´t¨ as prizes in this year’s race.


The WFLWR is a global charity event which takes place simultaneously in 222 cities and over 50 countries. 100% of all entry fees and all donations raised through fundraising campaigns go directly to life-changing spinal cord research projects and clinical trials at renowned universities and institutes worldwide.

Everybody starts at exactly the same moment – 11am UTC – whether it’s day or night, bright sun or pouring rain and the finish line chases the runners.