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Billy is on a mission to become the first South African athlete to qualify to get to the CrossFit Games from the new Meridian Super Region. He is a born and bred Durban boy who has achieved sporting success from an early age and this led to him representing South Africa at the Junior Olympics for paddling as well as competing for the U23 training squad in regattas in Germany and England..until he found CrossFit.

He lives, eats, breathes CrossFit Shumba and fights every day to achieve his personal goals and help you find out how to realise yours. With his top 10 placing at the Africa Regional in 2013 after only 6 months of CrossFit he is well on his way to achieving his goals and helping you achieve yours.



Russ has spent the majority of his life studying Sports Science at Rhodes University and UKZN and playing rugby before he found himself immersed in the world of Strongman.

A stubborn refusal to accept average led to him competing at U105 Strongman World Championships in Norway (2012) as well as numerous national competitions as a heavyweight. That was until he was introduced to the world of CrossFit. In CrossFit he found an outlet to use his knowledge and experience as a strength athlete and coach to improve the lives of others and expand his personal capacity for human movement.

At CrossFit Shumba, along with Billy, they work daily in order to ensure the biophysical, physiological, psychological and conceptual aspects of human performance and movement are pursued with a focus on achieving excellence across all domains.


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