Ep. 7 - Parys Edwards: South African triathlete and physio
Ep. 7 - Parys Edwards: South African triathlete and physio

Parys Edwards has competed at the top level in two different sports over a 20-year career that is still going strong. Starting off as junior hockey international in her native Zimbabwe, she then represented South Africa at under 21 and student level.

A move to England saw her win three national titles with Leicester before a new challenge dawned. Parys took up triathlon aged 30 after being prompted by a housemate in London and was soon winning global amateur titles. Then aged 37 in 2014, she turned professional to race in the half ironman discipline.

Faith has played a role in her life since she and twin sister Dallah went away to boarding school aged 12, but her Christian journey has been far from plain sailing. In this podcast, Parys talks to Graham Daniels about her highs and lows in sport and how she realised she can honour God by the way she competes.

Listen in to hear Parys speak about:

  • Juggling hockey, partying and studying at university
  • The pain of being dropped from the South Africa squad before she could win a full cap
  • The influence of her sister and how her witness helped Parys fully commit to God
  • Tactics for a night out with her teammates
  • The difference committing her sport to God has made

and much moreā€¦

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