Krige was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. He was an all-round sportsman excelling in athletics, rugby, squash and surfing.
In 1987 Krige lost both his legs during a military skirmish in Angola. This devastating incident changed Krige’s life forever. In his own words:
I got a second chance in life.
The doctor’s testimonial was that Krige’s survival is a miracle.
Soon after Krige lost his legs he found his passion in wheelchair racing and transformed tragedy into victory. His first pro tour was in 1991, traveling for six months in Europe to race. In 1997 Krige and his wife relocated to the USA where Caron (Krige’s wife) works as an occupational therapist. Krige raced professionally for 27 years and is now developing his new company, Able Sport.
In the early 90’s Krige and his brother Victor manufactured racing and everyday wheelchairs under the company name Able Wheelchairs. Back to his roots was the first thought when Krige started his new venture in Rome, Georgia.
Able Sport — reborn in 2017 — has the same message: “I am ABLE to do anything I put my mind to.”
Krige shares his story when the opportunity arises; it is a journey of extraordinary life experiences and serves as a motivation to many people.
- 6 time Paralympian
- 2 time Paralympic medalist
- X4 time world champion
- X2 Kona Ironman winner
- X4 Los Angeles Marathon winner
- X2 New York City Marathon winner
- X9 time Honolulu Marathon winner
- X6 Peachtree 10K winner
- 2007 ESPY Award Nominee
- 2015 ESPY Award Winner