Marcelle de Jager takes on the African Championships

Completing a Decathlon is no easy feat. This athletic event takes place over two days and consists of ten events. You read that right, ten events. Each year athletes compete to clinch the title of being the best in the country, and this year that honour went to Virgin Active’s own Marcelle de Jager.

42 out of Africa’s 54 countries were confirmed to attend the 22nd African Championships in Mauritius this week. Our very own champion, Marcelle, represents South Africa (and Virgin Active) as the South African Decathlon champ for 2022. This highly anticipated event is happening at the Côte d’Or National Sports Complex, with Marcelle’s events taking place over the 10th to the 11th of June.

Marcelle joined Virgin Active in his second year of studies at ETA College and has had an impressive career starting as a fitness manager, and now juggling training and work as a Campaign Manager. He is passionate about training, and with our help made the move from Bloemfontein to Cape Town to follow his ambitions of competing on an international level. 

We are so proud of Marcelle and his incredible achievement and will be cheering him on as he takes on Africa’s best in Mauritius.

Find him on Insta - Marcelle de Jager

Published on June 10, 2022