Mark Keeling – MOCKE Athlete

Mark Keeling in action at the ADT Sea Dog Series 2015. Pic: John Hishin/Cape Town Sport Photography
Mark Keeling in action at the ADT Sea Dog Series 2015. Pic: John Hishin/Cape Town Sport Photography

Name + Age (2016):
Mark Keeling 18

Occupation:
Student

Years paddling:
5 years

Which paddling disciplines do you compete in? Eg. Surfski, river marathon, flat-water marathon, flat water sprint, S.U.P etc:
I compete in: Surfski, river marathon, flat water marathon, flat water sprint, lifesaving,

Favourite race, why?
World Surfski champs 2015 in Tahiti. It was a magical experience where I won the juniors.

What about paddling keeps you paddling?
The interesting, fun and adventurous parts to paddling! There are few things better than flying down a run on the ocean or weaving through Rapids on a river!

Were (or are you) a champ at any other sport?
No

Why paddling above other sports?
Paddling has always interested me. Starting through lifesaving my passion grew as I was introduced to other disciplines of paddling.

Greatest paddling achievement ( or top 3!):
World Surfski Junior Champ Tahiti 2015, SA senior and junior ski champ 2015 (lifesaving), World Marathon champs 2015 6th in K1.

Most memorable life achievement outside of paddling:
Learning how to drive.

What is your favourite MOCKE product, why?
The Mocke PFD is definitely the best! It is very bright (I love bright colours), it has a cellphone pouch in the front, and most importantly it is super comfy!

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