WATCH How Comrades Champ Gerda Steyn Kept It Tidy on Way to Victory

Humble South African athlete Gerda Steyn not only broke a record on Sunday with her Comrades Championship run of less than six hours… but in smashing that record, she still took time to keep it tidy while running to victory.

Steyn inspired the nation with her run of 5:58:53, over 10 minutes faster than the previous record of 6:09:23 by Iena Nurgalieva in 2004.

But here’s a video clip that’s inspiring even more South Africans! Watch what Steyn does with her rubbish…

South African surfski champ Hayley Nixon posted this footage to Facebook, saying: “Did anyone else notice Gerda consciously throw her rubbish in the dustbin en route to winning @comradesmarathon and beating the record??? What a woman!!”

Hayley said: “This is a goose-bump moment for me, @gerdarun you are an incredible ambassador for sport, women, men and the environment!

“We have no excuse, thank you for setting such an amazing example for us all!!”

WATCH what Gerda Steyn does with her rubbish during the Comrades Marathon 2019

Watch Gerda in this clip! Did anyone else notice Gerda consciously throw her rubbish in the dustbin en route to winning @comradesmarathon and beating the record??? What a woman!! This is a goose-bump moment for me, @gerdarun you are an incredible ambassador for sport, women, men and the environment! We have no excuse, thank you for setting such an amazing example for us all!! #NedbankRunningClub #nike#plasticfree #comrades #comradesmarathon #girlsonlyproject #take3forthesea #plasticpollution

Posted by Hayley Nixon on Sunday, June 9, 2019

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