I’m Marius van Zyl and I love ultras is dedicated to ordinary people, to guide and inspire all to experience the extraordinary.

I live in the most wonderful South African city Cape Town, in a suburb nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and world famous Table Mountain, where nature’s adventures are never far away.

My personal extraordinary journey kicked off in 2007, when I ventured into trail running, mountain biking and swimming through the participation in multi-day endurance events. Around 2011 I progressed to ultra-events and flourished as I discovered my passion for ultras together with the immense sense of challenge and reward it brings.

In my profession as Personal Trainer my clients and I have enjoyed abundant success and a sense of reward, since 1995. I enhanced my service offering to clients, by obtaining a Life Coaching Diploma in 2010. I have a natural way with people and form lasting relationships with my clients (See my testimonials). I am keen to help anyone experience the extraordinary… pop over to My Services and see how easy it is to take that first step.

Through my blog I’ll take you on an inspiring and entertaining journey of posts. I look forward to sharing a mix of stories including races I’ve done, training sessions in beautiful nature settings, tips on racing and training, the power of a positive mental attitude and the spectacular mountains, forests and deserts that have been conquered, etc.

You’re welcome to follow my blog posts via email or by joining my Facebook page.

Here are some of my most memorable races:
Southern Storm
Namib Desert Challenge
Fish River Canyon Ultra 100km

….and here goes my ever-evolving wish list:
The Ancient Khmer Path: Cambodia
Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon
Kilimanjaro Stage Run
TransRockies Run
Ultra 6633
Triathlon Alpe d’Huez

Drop me an email just to say hello or maybe you want talk about working with me.  I invite you to join me on this extraordinary journey of self-discovery, growth and most importantly fun!