On Sunday, 24th July, 50 000 people laced up their walking shoes and took to the streets of Johannesburg for the annual Discovery 702 Walk the Talk. Now in its 6th year, the Walk has also seen local and international celebrities taking part, including Olympic swimmer, Mark Spitz, and our very own Shaun Pollock.
The event – the biggest of its kind in the world – got South Africans of all ages walking, whether over the short 5km route, or the big 30km challenge. “The importance of regular physical activity should not be underestimated,” commented Discovery’s Head of sponsorship, Jody Foster. “According to the latest World Health Survey, almost half (46%) of all South Africans are classified as inactive, which is an extremely worrying statistic.”