|As we prepare to delve into the New Year with a renewed energy, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the year that has been. 2017 was not without its challenges but I made it my mission to reach for the stars and surpass the successes 2016.|
So last year I challenged myself to compete in 400, 300 and 200 meters on home-grown soil and on an international scale.This wasn’t an easy feat, but by committing to persevere at all costs and charging ahead with your support, I was able to break another World Record in the 300 m in Ostrava; a silver medal in the 200m at the London World Championships and a Gold Medal in the 400 m at the Diamond League.
|Off the track I’m most proud of the work we did with the at T-Systems, further cementing our working relationship, but more importantly making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. In this regard, the work we did in partnership with T-Systems at the Grooteschuur Premature Unit comes to mind.|
Together we were able to assist in improving the lives of newborns by donating a patient management system to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust. A project that is very close to my heart as I too was born premature.
In 2018 through our partnership and through the Wayde Dreamer Foundation, we hope to embark on more projects that enrich the lives of those in need.
|Another key highlight was the annual customer event - InTouch Technology 2017. As the brand ambassador of T-Systems, I take great pleasure in being able to engage with all the customers and staff. I’m a person who knows how to express myself through sports, so I relish in every opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and interact with others.|
This is why a platform such as InTouch is so meaningful to me, I’m able to step out of my box and interact with the people who support me in everything I do.
As I sit at home in the final stages of my recovery from the injury I sustained last year, I’m more inspired than ever to continue on this path that God has in store for me with no regrets.
With my family and my new bride by side I’m blessed and happy to report that I will be making a full recovery. During the final stages of my recovery, I will be taking this opportunity to spend more time engaging with you, the customers in the T-Systems family, to further foster this blossoming relationship.
I’m humbled by your ongoing support and I cannot wait to share my life’s story with you, through my upcoming documentary in collaboration with T-Systems - The Wayde Van Niekerk 43.03 Story. Look out for it in the early part of this year as well as other exciting initiatives that we will share with you as the year unfolds.
The New Year brings with it a myriad of opportunities and challenges but I believe that if we work together and stay in tune with our spirituality there’s nothing we cannot conquer. I look forward to discovering how through the innovative solutions that T-Systems has to offer we can further enrich our own lives and the lives of those who are in need.
Here’s wishing you all a blessed 2018!