Schabort has been there, done that. The Rio Paralympics will mark his sixth Games, representing two different countries. Schabort started his athletic career as a South African Paralympian in 1992 where he won bronze in the marathon. But this go-round is the most special. “It’s the first Paralympic triathlon, and I race for the world’s best team,” he says. “I am so thankful.” Apart from being a multiple-time Paralympian, Schabort is a husband and father. He starts every morning with a cup of coffee in bed with his wife, Caron. “Got to keep my honey happy,” he says. Then it’s time to get his three kids to school before training, a short rest and after-school activities. It’s challenging, and there’s not much down time, but a love for what he does makes it worth it. With everything Schabort’s gone through in his life, one thing keeps him going: “Never give up. Never fear the risk to succeed or the disappointment of defeat.”
On Sept. 23rd, the Men’s Ministry will be hosting a prayer breakfast featuring Krige Schabort.