Durbanite Kirsten Landman is showing her metal as one of only 3 female bike riders out of 171 competitors taking part in the 2023 Dakar Malle Moto bike challenge.
Kirsten says she entered the event to for the experience. The challenge is much more than physical, with literal highs and lows that match the rugged sandy terrain they are trying to navigate. Riding with no assistance these brave men and women take on this tough challenge knowing the dangers. Luckily during stage 5, Kirsten was there to assist a fellow rider Mishal Alghuneim of Suadi Arabia, who had broken his ankle after both riders hit a ‘sand’ hole within minutes of each other. Kirsten made sure Mishal was safely helicoptered away before continuing on her personal challenge to complete the event.
A professional off-road and hard enduro rider from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Growing up on dirt bikes, Kirsten Landman is now making history. Competing in major international events, doing the impossible, Kirsten has become the first female to finish races such as Redbull Romaniacs, Redbull Sea to Sky, Redbull Megawatt 111, Redbull Braveman, the Roof of Africa and in 2020 Landman was the first African women to finish the Dakar rally in Saudi Arabia.
Kirsten Landman has been riding since the age of 8 and launched her professional career at the age of 22.
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