Krige Schabort

Paralympian 1992, 2000, 2012, 2016

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Cedartown, GA


University of Stellenbosch

Name: Krige Schabort
Sport: Paratriathlon
Birthdate: September 9, 1963
Birthplace: Somerset West, South Africa
Hometown: Rome, Ga.
Current Residence: Rome, Ga.
College: Stellenbosch University

Paralympic Experience
2012 Paralympic Games - 10th (marathon)
2000 Paralympic Games - silver medal (marathon)
1992 Paralympic Games - bronze medal (marathon)

Career Highlights
2014 ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
Two-time ITU Paratriathlon World Championships silver medalist (2016, 2015)
2013 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships bronze medalist
2015 ESPY Award winner, Best Male Athlete with a Disability
2013 USA Paratriathlon National Champion
2012 USA Triathlon All-American
Broke the IRONMAN World Championship world record in 2011 
2002 IPC World Track Championships, silver medal (marathon)
1998 IPC World Track Championships, gold medal (10000m)


Son of Susan Magdaleen Schabort • Siblings are Stein and Victor • Married to Caron Erica • Has three children, two boys (Daniel and Simon) and a girl (Sarah) • Hobbies are camping, boating, cycling, surfing, home improvement, gardening, cooking and baking • A native of South Africa who previously competed for that nation • Lost his legs during a war in Angola while serving in the South African Engineering Corp • Nominated for a 2007 ESPY Award

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