From 1977 till 1996 I was twenty years a World Class athlete, hold 12 years the World Record 3.000 mts running, was twice World Champion, 3 times European Champion, competed in the Los Angeles and the Seoul Olympics [see Wikipedia - Elly van Hulst]. During the winter I came many times for warm weather training to the Algarve and felt in love with people and land. After retiring as athlete in 1996 I stayed in Portugal, got my government licence [AMI 6392] and founded my Real Estate Company. As athlete I learned not to give up. And in these difficult days I also like to support Portugal by finding as much as possible buyers of properties. This will help for a very small part Portugal out of the crises.