Elston Naicker is a man on a mission.

Coached by David, Elston started his running journey back in 2020. With the Covid pandemic cancelling many races, Elston participated in his first marathon on the 9th August 2021. This was the Izitebele marathon attempt where he showed promise clocking 2:54 for the distance.

goal and when the race returned to the calendar after a two-year absence, Elston followed the program set out by David to a tee. Come race day, Elston ran an incredible 6:27:23 for his debut in 2022!

This was something that dreams are made of and this year Elston returned looking to go even faster and he did just that, clocking 6:03:33 at Comrades 2023.

It was a race of mixed emotions because I struggled with tummy issues in the second half so I was a little disappointed to miss out on a sub 6 but I still took so much time off my last year’s race but I will take that,” says Elston.

Elston is an athlete that sticks to the program to a tee and is a pleasure to work with. We look forward to seeing Elston improve and the sky’s the limit with this talented athlete! 

Article by Cuan Walker.