Motivational Speaker - Defying the Odds

Travis Warwick-Oliver

I’m a 30-year-old versatile athlete from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. I currently run a non-profit called Rejuvenate SA. From 2015 to 2018, I split my time between South Africa and Northern Ireland, combining work with travel.

In 2015, I embarked on a solo bike-packing journey from Belfast in Northern Ireland to Sibiu in Romania, covering 3000km in two months. My aim was to witness my friends compete in the challenging Red Bull Romaniacs hard enduro motorbike event.

I’ve dedicated much of my life to off-road motorbike racing, competing at the highest level in South Africa’s national series and the Roof of Africa. I’ve also enjoyed swimming, cycling, fishing, and some mischievous adventures with my twin brother.

Shifting focus in 2018, I embraced trail running through various KZN Trail events. My passion deepened after completing my first Ultra Marathon, the Lesotho Ultra spanning 52km, in 2019.

However, in March 2020, a severe accident on the moto-cross track left my foot injured. Despite enduring multiple surgeries, infections, and excruciating pain, I was told I might never run again.

Defying this, I underwent five more surgeries and pursued recovery relentlessly. Facing the option of amputation due to worsening foot condition, I chose amputation below the knee on February 25, 2021.
Since then, I’ve achieved remarkable milestones, showcasing the power of mindset and determination.


Defying the Odds

Driven by my experiences, I aspire to motivate as a speaker, sharing my narrative’s relevance across life domains.

The strategies I used to overcome challenges are accessible to all, and I aim to spread this message, targeting businesses and schools.

My goal is to inspire individuals to surmount obstacles and pursue their aspirations with renewed vigor.

Rejuvenate SA

Non-Profit Organisation
Travis Warwick-Oliver is a Founder of Rejuvenate SA. This Non-Profit’s purpose is to provide mobility to those who don’t have the funds or means.


inspiring individuals to rise and take action, no matter the challenges they face.

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