Ernst van Dyk
Velotex is proud to be a sponsor of the inspirational South African wheelchair racer and hand cyclist, Ernst Francois van Dyk. With a professional athletic career spanning over more than 25 years, Ernst has represented South Africa in several Paralympic Games winning a combination of 8 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze). In 2006 he was awarded at the Laureus World Sports Awards for Sportsperson with a Disability of the year. Ernst is also known for holding a world-record 10 wheelchair titles in the Boston Marathon. Apart from this, he has also won other world famous marathons in the wheelchair cycling divisions including the New York City Marathon, Paris Marathon and the Los Angeles Marathon. Off of the road, Van Dyk owns a company, Enabled Sports, which deals in equipment for athletes with disabilities.