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Blind success: Running duo sees no color

One of South Africa's most talented Paralympic athletes, Louzanne Coetzee , and her running guide, Khothatso, are a perfect representation of South Africa's rich racial diversity.

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Louzanne Coetzee is outgoing, loves challenges and lives life to the full each day.

She was born in Bloemfontein in 1993, attended school in Worcester, a small town in the Boland, where she matriculated in 2011 as one of the top students in the province.

She started her studies at the University of the Free State (UFS) in 2012, and is currently studying towards a BA Honors degree in Corporative Marketing Communication.

The most important things in her life are her family, friends and sport. She has been to athletic nationals, competing in the 800, 1500 and 5000 meter races, three times this year and always wanted to qualify for the Paralympics in 2016. Her leisure time is taken up by hobbies such as cooking, reading, shopping and listening to music. She is also the Accessibility and Student Support officer of the UFS Student Representative Council (SRC).

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