"The only real disabilities in this life are a lack of vision and a lack of ambition."
Marlou van Rhijn is fast and beautiful, and the epitome of courage and drive.
Born without lower legs in a small town in Holland on 22 October 1991, Marlou van Rhijn first put her boundless energies into swimming. She excelled, setting Dutch freestyle records and competing at European and World Championships...
But her ambitions exceeded the confines of a swimming pool. Four years ago, outfitted with next-generation transtibial limbs in carbon fibre, she tried out for the Dutch Parathletics track team. Two years later she qualified for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, and took home gold in the 200 metres. Today, she is the world’s fastest woman on blades, with world records in the 100, 200 and 400 metres. World records that she keeps breaking. No one can catch her because she works more and wants more. Because, like TAG Heuer, she is a pathbreaker who refuses limits, pursues perfection, and, no matter what, never cracks under pressure.
For more than 150 years, TAG Heuer has faced down every challenge, and then pushed past it. By defying the time-honored conventions of Swiss watchmaking, it has led it to ever higher levels of precision and performance. It makes its own rules, chooses its own path, never quits moving forward, never compromises, never cracks under pressure, just like its ambassadors.