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TIAN BASSON

2016 EC MOMENT

“My #ECmoment was definetely aggressively taking the lead in the Randburg Streetmile and spreading out the field”….. We realised that Basson has more than 1 #ECmoment, thus we listed his top 5!.

TOP 5 2016 EC MOMENTS

1) Senior SA 800m semi where I ran my 800m pb of 1:48.61
2) My 800m at NWU Prestige meet where I shared a lane with Nijel Amos and ran 1:48.71
3) Tembisa Streetmile where I took 10th position
4) 1500m time trail I did in at 3:55.44
5) SA Cross Country champs race

RUNNING FOR ECAC

“It was an honor running for ECAC this year. They gave me a shot to represent them when no one else was willing to risk it. I always felt good putting on my EC vest. EC feels like home to me! It is a growing club that shares the same values that I have. I try to fight hard in a race not only to show my own character but the character of the club and its athletes!”

2017 GOALS

“My 2017 goals are to run in the final at Senior SA champs as I have missed out on it with only 1 position…. twice!!.”

FROM THE CLUB TO TIAN

Tian Basson, well what can we say? If every athlete in the world had guts and determination up to the level this guy has then a last man standing WWE match would never reach its end. His character and attitude not only towards his races but towards other athletes is inspiring. When you see Tian you will always be greeted with a friendly smile and sturdy handshake (or hug). After the Eagles Academy training camp we sent athlete of the camp Jason Koopman to do a hill set with Basson in Kempton, and for a moment there Koopman thought he was back in Sabie running King of the Hill against all the previous champs combined! As Basson prefered to run the hills at his 800m pace. What a guy!!