Frans is a husband, father of two beautiful little girls with attitude, an internationally active marketing strategy consultant, and a passionate runner. And, oh yeah, and a type 1 diabetic. In his words: "I run because it sets me free. Free from the pressures of work and everyday life, and free from the physical limitations put upon me by my medical condition. I run to prove to myself and to the world that these can be overcome with dedication, hard work and focus. Every time I cross a finish line, I deliver that proof. It is the most liberating feeling in the world."