Yet, only 3 years earlier he was declared dead in a harrowing cycling accident in the Italian Alps, shattering his body against a rock embankment at over 60kms an hour, breaking 22 bones. He was told cycling again would be impossible. Astonishingly, only one year and six surgeries later, he returned to the Alps and finished the 140km alpine race that nearly claimed his life. This was his first Im’possible Tour.
How did he go from death and no less than 10 surgeries to date, to conquering the Alps and breaking records in such a short period of time?
This is the astonishing story of miracle cyclist, Laureus Sport for Good Ambassador and international speaker, Grant Lottering, who through hope, courage and perseverance, overcame the impossible, and continues to inspire thousands all over the world. His annual Im’possible Tour™ has raised almost R2m for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and reached an audience of over 17m in broadcast, publishing and online media. He has shared his story “From death to the top of the Alps” in over 10 countries at conferences and corporate events incl UK, Singapore, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Zambia, Namibia and South Africa.
“We could hear a pin drop, and no-one were on their mobile phones. Absolutely fantastic” CEO – Daimler FS Asia/Pacific
“Your message was real. We were inspired, encouraged and amazed” – Beachcomber Tours September 2017
“You gave us a new perspective on overcoming challenges” – PSG National Conference May 2017
“The Tiger Team were mesmerized, your message was powerful and meaningful with real authenticity and purpose” Tiger Brands Executive
‘You are a remarkable person and your contribution really helped us to see our own abilities and the goals we set ourselves in a totally different light!” – Martin Reinecke Vice – President ASML Eindhoven, Netherlands
“We were blown away by your positivity and lust for life. You are an incredible individual and we than you for an amazingly inspirational talk” – Air Mauritius Travel Awards Feb 2018
“Incredible, an amazing and inspirational story” – SA Rugby
“An outstanding speaker and story. Just awe-inspiring” – World Presidents Organisation
“Incredible what we can accomplish when we set goals, have the right team, and believe”- Barclays