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Juniors lead the way for SA at World Cross

​ Junior athletes Kabelo Seboko, Pakiso Mthembu and Simonay Weitsz were the top performers for the SA team on Sunday, all ...

SA relay team on form in Germiston

​ As expected, sprinters and hurdlers stole the show, with the national men's 4x100m relay team producing the standout performance of ...

Van Dyk wins again in New York

​ Ernst van Dyk extended his winning streak at his happy hunting ground in the Big Apple on Sunday, charging to ...

Leotlela shatters SA junior 100m record

​ Gift Leotlela joined the list of record breakers at the Athletics Gauteng North Championships in Pretoria on Saturday, charging across ...

Parura and Wostmann win Om die Dam titles

​ Zimbabwean athlete Collin Parura ran the race of his life on Saturday to win the Old Mutual Om die Dam ...

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    Juniors lead the way for SA at World Cross

    ​ Junior athletes Kabelo Seboko, Pakiso Mthembu and Simonay Weitsz were the top performers for the SA team on Sunday, all...

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    SA team prepare for battle in  Kampala

    ​ Elroy Gelant will lead the charge on Sunday, as the SA team takes aim at its first ever medal at...

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    SA relay team on form in Germiston

    ​ As expected, sprinters and hurdlers stole the show, with the national men’s 4x100m relay team producing the standout performance of...

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    Van Dyk wins again in New York

    ​ Ernst van Dyk extended his winning streak at his happy hunting ground in the Big Apple on Sunday, charging to...

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    Leotlela shatters SA junior 100m record

    ​ Gift Leotlela joined the list of record breakers at the Athletics Gauteng North Championships in Pretoria on Saturday, charging across...

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    Parura and Wostmann win Om die Dam titles

    ​ Zimbabwean athlete Collin Parura ran the race of his life on Saturday to win the Old Mutual Om die Dam...

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    Records tumble in Pretoria

    Luvo Manyonga made history on Friday by breaking the national long jump record, while teenager Sokwakhana Zazini set a new world...

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    Semenya, Viljoen show early form in Potch

    ​ Sunette Viljoen gave an early indication that she was ready for another solid season, while Caster Semenya again flaunted her...

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    Olympic elite gear up for Potch Speed Series

    ​South Africa’s Olympic stars are again expected to lead the charge on Wednesday night, with in-form sprinter Akani Simbine joining Rio...

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    Manyonga and Leotlela shine, timing system flops in Bloem

    ​ Long jump star Luvo Manyonga and teenage sprinter Gift Leotlela delivered spectacular performances on Wednesday night, though most results at...

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    SA team named for World Cross Country Champs

    ​ Athletics South Africa has announced a 20-member team for the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on March 26....

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    Gold Label status for Cape Town Marathon

    Joining an elite group of road races around the world, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon made history on Tuesday, with organisers...

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    Van Niekerk to lead Olympians in Bloem

    Olympic medallists Wayde van Niekerk and Luvo Manyonga will turn out as the headline acts on Wednesday night, along with sprinter...

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    Frans breaks national 30km record

    ​ Long-distance runner Melikhaya Frans produced the performance of his career to break the SA 30km record at the NMBM Human...

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    Munyai and Simbine on fire in Pretoria

    ​Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and fellow sprinter Akani Simbine made history of his own in Pretoria on...

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    Tuks speedsters shine in Potchefstroom

    ​ Powerhouse speedster Thando Roto and teenage prodigy Gift Leotlela were the star performers on Friday night, while hurdler Rikenette Steenkamp...

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    Changes revealed for Grand Prix 10km series

    ​ A number of changes have been made to the new-look Spar Grand Prix women’s 10km series this year. Now in...

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    Last chance to secure Two Oceans entry

    ​ Runners who are still hoping to secure their place in this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have five days...

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    Jobodwana and Gelant steal the show

    ​National record holders Anaso Jobodwana and Elroy Gelant were the star performers in Durban on Tuesday evening, battling strong winds to...

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    SA elite gear up for Speed Series opener

    Sprinters and distance runners will lead the show in Durban on Tuesday night, as the top-flight domestic track and field season...

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    Tough day out for Mokoka in Tokyo

    ​After making his presence felt in the early stages, Stephen Mokoka struggled to find top gear on Sunday, eventually settling for...

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    Mokoka targets fast time at Tokyo Marathon

    ​ All set for his World Marathon Majors debut, Stephen Mokoka says he is ready to put up a fight at...

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    All set for fifth season of Varsity Athletics

    ​ The Varsity Athletics track and field series will again consist of two meetings this year, organisers confirmed on Thursday. The...

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    Roto denied by wind

    ​ Thando Roto has shown he has what it takes to become a member of South Africa’s elite sub 10-second sprint...

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    Shange starts his season with a bang

    ​ Race walker Lebogang Shange gave his national 20km record a shake on Sunday, though he ultimately fell short of his...

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    Mokoena leaps to another indoor victory

    ​ Former Olympic silver medallist Khotso Mokoena closed out the top-flight international indoor campaign with a solid victory in Birmingham on...

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    Kusche sets SA junior 1 000m best

    ​  Promising middle-distance runner George Kusche displayed impressive early-season form on Friday night, clocking the fastest 1 000m time ever run...

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    Track and field Speed Series launched by ASA

    ​ Ahead of two international championships taking place in the first half of the 2017 season, Athletics South Africa (ASA) has...

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    Van Zyl gets season off to solid start

    ​ Irvette van Zyl opened her 2017 campaign with a respectable performance at the Barcelona Half-Marathon in Spain on Sunday. The...

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    Scott shatters SA indoor mile record

    ​ Dominique Scott smashed her own national indoor mile record at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday night. The...

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    Munyai sets SA junior 300m best

    ​ Teenager Clarence Munyai set a national junior 300m best on Friday night, charging to victory at the second leg of...

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    Erasmus builds on fine indoor form

    ​ Sprinter Emile Erasmus continued to build on his consistent performances in the European indoor campaign, again equalling his 60m personal...

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    Boxer club announces new elite team

    ​ National record holders Stephen Mokoka and Elroy Gelant will lead a strong Boxer Athletics Club squad over the next two...

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    Mokoena returns to form in Germany

    ​ Former Olympic silver medallist Khotso Mokoena made an impressive comeback on Saturday night to win the men’s long jump event...

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    Scott breaks national indoor 3 000m record

    ​  Dominique Scott continued to build on her steady progress, opening her 2017 campaign with a cracking performance in the women’s...

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    April targets fourth Hannover victory

    ​ Marathon specialist Lusapho April will return to Hannover this year as he sets his sights on another victory at his...

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    ASA expands national cross country squad

    ​ A total of 19 more athletes have been added to the provisional South African cross country squad, including some of...

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    Two more athletes in SA junior squad

    ​ Two teenagers have been added to the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Excellence Junior Squad as part of the federation’s new...

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    ASA announces new Speed Series meetings

    ​ A new elite track and field series will be held this year, Athletics South Africa confirmed on Monday, after the...

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    Mokoka set for Tokyo Marathon

    ​ Stephen Mokoka will compete in the first World Marathon Majors race of his career next month, with the South African...

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    Challenor battles illness in Dubai

    ​ After getting off to a good start at the Dubai Marathon, Jenna Challenor’s 42km comeback ended in disappointment at the...

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    Challenor set for marathon return

    Long distance runner Jenna Challenor hopes for a solid comeback on Friday, as she prepares to compete in her first 42km...

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    ASA announces national relay squad

    Revealing the latest part of its four-year plan in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Athletics South Africa announced a 33-member...

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    Route and distance revealed for Comrades Marathon

    ​ The official race distance and route changes have been confirmed for this year’s Comrades Marathon, an ‘up’ run to be...

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    Elites disqualified after dramatic Dis-Chem finish

    ​Lucky Mohale and Louisa Leballo became the first elite athletes to feel the repercussions of breaking a new Athletics South Africa...

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    ASA names national excellence squad

    ​ A 37-member SA Senior Excellence Squad has been announced by Athletics South Africa (ASA) as part of the federation’s long-term...

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    Van Niekerk among Laureus nominees

    ​ Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk is in line for an accolade at the Laureus World Sports Awards, it was announced on...

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    SA squad named for World Cross Country Champs

    ​ A 50-member provisional national squad has been announced for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on March...

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    Distance specialists open 2017 campaign

    ​Some of the country’s top distance running and race walking specialists opened their 2017 seasons with respectable performances this week. Three-time...

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    Van Zyl and Nyongo end the year in style

    Amos Nyongo wrapped up an impressive sweep at the BestMed Eden Street Mile Series, snatching his third straight win at the...

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    Nyongo and Weitsz triumph in George

    ​ Amos Nyongo continued his fine run of form on Tuesday, remaining unbeaten after two legs in the BestMed Eden Street...

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    Nyongo, Molotsane shine at street mile

    ​ Amos Nyongo and Kesa Molotsane displayed superb form on Saturday, coasting to victory in the open men’s and women’s races...

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    Viljoen leads SA juniors to 43 medals

    ​ Sprinter Marli Viljoen led the charge this week, as South Africa’s most promising junior women led the national team’s dominant...

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    ASA unveils 2017 fixtures list

    ​ Athletics South Africa has released a draft fixtures list to members for the 2017 season, which kicks off in February....

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    Mthembu earns silver at World Champs

    ​ The South African team delivered in style on Sunday, with Bongmusa Mthembu taking second place overall as he led the...

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    Four SA athletes break masters world records

    ​ The national team returned home with 45 medals this week after delivering a superb all-round performance, which included four world...

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    Van Niekerk makes the cut for IAAF award

    ​ Wayde van Niekerk is in line for the most prestigious accolade in global athletics after being confirmed as one three...

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    Tragedy strikes at popular road race

    ​ Organisers of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon extended their condolences on Tuesday, after a grandmaster runner died during the annual...

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    Van Dyk edged off the podium in New York

    ​ Wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk finished fourth at the New York City Marathon on Sunday in 1:40:08. Van Dyk, the...

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    Ethiopian athletes on form in Soweto

    ​ Strengthening his grip on the race, Sintayehu Legese of Ethiopia racked up a hat-trick of victories at the Old Mutual...

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    Phalula wins 10km race in Dubai

    ​ Building on a fine run of recent form, Lebogang Phalula secured victory at the Dubai Women’s 10km race on Friday....

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    Athletics leads Sport Awards nominations

    ​ Athletics received 17 nominations in various categories on Monday for the 2016 SA Sport Awards. Olympic gold medallists Wayde van...

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    Mokoka reclaims Shanghai Marathon crown

    ​ Stephen Mokoka produced a historic performance in China on Sunday, earning his third career victory at the Shanghai Marathon. Competing...

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    Mokoka in search of third Shangai victory

    ​ Two of South Africa’s top road runners will compete at the Shanghai Marathon in China on Sunday, with Stephen Mokoka...

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    Elite track stars to hit the streets of Tembisa

    Some of the country’s top middle-distance track runners will turn to the road on Sunday, as they prepare to battle for...

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    ASA board to stand for four more years

    ​ The entire Athletics South Africa (ASA) board has been re-elected for another term, with members showing faith in the incumbent...

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    Sandes fourth at Grand Raid trail race

    ​ Ryan Sandes finished fourth in the annual Grand Raid ultra-distance trail race at Reunion island on Friday night. Though he...

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    Van Niekerk, Semenya up for IAAF awards

    ​ Two South African athletes are in line for the IAAF World Athletes of the Year awards, after Wayde van Niekerk...

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    Manja, Challenor win annual Gun Run race

    ​ David Manja charged to another impressive victory on Sunday, and Jenna Challenor took another step forward in her comeback from...

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    Van Dyk finishes sixth in Chicago

    ​ Ernst van Dyk took sixth place in a bunch sprint in the men’s wheelchair race at the Chicago Marathon on...

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    Van Zyl bounces back to win Grand Prix

    ​ Returning from an injury hiatus, Irvette van Zyl capped a superb season with a convincing victory at the fifth and...

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    Van Dyk among Chicago Marathon favourites

    ​ Wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk will hope to continue his impressive run of form this season when he lines up...

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    Van Zyl and Phalula chasing Grand Prix crown

    ​The Spar Women’s Grand Prix 10km series will come down to the wire on Sunday, with Irvette van Zyl looking to...

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    SA team to compete at 100km World Champs

    ​ A South African team will turn out at the IAU 100km World Championships for the first time in five years,...

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    Van Dyk second at Berlin Marathon

    ​ Veteran wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk grabbed second place in a sprint finish on Sunday at the Berlin Marathon in...

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    Nkhasi, Phalula win Joburg 10k CityRun

    ​ Namakoe Nkhasi of Lesotho continued his fine run of form and local star Lebogang Phalula shook off the effects of...

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    Mokoka ready for battle in Joburg

    ​  A tough battle is on the cards on Saturday, according to Stephen Mokoka, as the nation’s top distance runners prepare...

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    Strong women’s field for Joburg 10k

    ​ Local favourite Lebo Phalula will square off against in-form Zimbabwean Rutendo Nyahora this weekend for the women’s title at the...

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    SA athletes shine at Rio Paralympics

    ​ The national para-athletics team delivered in style by carrying the SA squad at the Paralympic Games in Rio. Taking the...

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    Negewo, Jones win Cape Town Marathon

    ​Asefa Negewo of Ethiopia clocked the fastest time ever run in South Africa, and Tish Jones of Great Britain bagged the...

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    ELITE FIELDS CHASING FAST TIMES IN CAPE TOWN

    ​Organisers are hoping the elite men’s and women’s fields will clock some of the fastest times ever run on SA soil...

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    SA ATHLETES IMPRESS IN 2016 WORLD RANKINGS

    ​ The quality of performances by local athletes in the 2016 campaign is mirrored by the final season rankings, with South...

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    MOKOKA AND GELANT SET FOR JOBURG BATTLE

    ​ One of the biggest rivalries in South African athletics will be reignited later this month when Stephen Mokoka and Elroy...

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    VAN NIEKERK AND SEMENYA SHINE IN 2016

    ​ Track stars Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya were the star performers during a spectacular 2016 season for South African...

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    ASA RELEASES LIST OF NATIONAL ATHLETES

    ​ A total of 77 individuals have been included in the latest list of “national athletes” released by Athletics South Africa...

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    SOWETO MARATHON ENTRIES SOLD OUT

    Entries have closed for this year’s Soweto Marathon, organisers revealed on Tuesday. Seven days after they stretched the entry deadline, the...

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    MANJA AND MOLOTSANE WIN SA XC CHAMPS

    ​ David Manja and Kesa Molotsane were crowned national champions on Saturday, earning convincing victories in the senior men’s and women’s...

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    SEMENYA AND MANYONGA SHINE IN BRUSSELS

    ​ Olympic medallists Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga capped a spectacular 2016 track and field season in Brussels on Friday evening,...

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    ELITE ATHLETES GEAR UP FOR SA XC CHAMPS

    ​ While defending champions Samuel Matsepe and Glenrose Xaba are not listed among the entries, strong line-ups are preparing to tackle...

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    FINISH VENUE SHIFTED FOR 2017 COMRADES

    ​ The Comrades Marathon will finish at Scottsville Racecourse in 2017, organisers confirmed on Thursday, returning to the venue for the...

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    SEMENYA TO RACE 400M IN BRUSSELS

    ​ In a fitting close to the international track and field season, Olympic champion Caster Semenya will lead the charge one...

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    SA SPRINT STARS WELCOMED HOME

    ​ Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk and 100m finalist Akani Simbine arrived home to a festive gathering of fans, family,...

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    VAN ZYL STILL CHASING GRAND PRIX TITLE

    ​ Irvette van Zyl hopes to recover in time to churn out at least one more good run this season, as...

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    SOWETO MARATHON ENTRIES EXTENDED

    ​ Entries for the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon will remain open for one more month, organisers announced on Tuesday, after the...

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    MOTSAU WINS RANDBURG STREET MILE

    ​ Former World Student Games bronze medallist Jerry Motsau dominated the KPMG street mile in Randburg on Sunday. Motsau covered the...

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    NYAHORA DEFENDS 10KM TITLE IN CENTURION

    ​ Shaking off the last of her opposition with around three kilometres remaining, Zimbabwean athlete Rutendo Nyahora stormed to victory on...

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    SEMENYA CHARGES TO VICTORY IN BERLIN

    ​ Maintaining her impressive form in the latter stages of the international season, Caster Semenya racked up another win at the...

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    SEMENYA CAPS FINE SEASON IN ZURICH

    ​ Caster Semenya continued her unbeaten run in the women’s 800m event this season, charging to victory at the penultimate leg...

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    ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017 COMRADES MARATHON

    ​ The entry process for the 2017 Comrades Marathon opened on Monday. The three-month process would conclude either when the 20...

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    SEMENYA TO LEAD FINAL DIAMOND LEAGUE CHARGE

    ​ Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya has a chance to cap a spectacular season in style on Thursday night, provided she...

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    LEGENDS MARATHON ROAD RACE CALLED OFF

    ​ Another major ultra-distance road race has been called off this year, with organisers confirming on Tuesday the Legends Marathon had...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR REGIONAL CHAMPS

    A nine-member national squad has been selected for the Southern Region Half-Marathon Championships in Madagascar on Sunday. The team for this...

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    RAMONENE, ABERE EARN CONVINCING WINS

    ​ Tsepang Ramonene of Lesotho was rewarded for a brave run on Sunday, while Ethiopia’s Selam Abere again dominated the women’s...

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    STRONG FIELDS FOR RANDBURG STREET MILE

    Rynardt van Rensburg will lead the men’s line-up (photo credit: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix) A world-class field will line up next week for...

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    SEMENYA RECEIVES TOP GSPORT AWARD

    ​ Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya was recognised for her superb performances this season when she was named Athlete of the...

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    SIMBINE ON FORM AT PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE

    ​ Akani Simbine again flaunted his ability as one of the fastest men in the world, charging to second place in...

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    SIMBINE GEARS UP FOR DIAMOND LEAGUE

    ​ Olympic finalist Akani Simbine will lead a lone SA charge when he turns out as one of the favourites in...

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    VILJOEN SETTLES FOR FIFTH

    Olympic silver medallist Sunette Viljoen took fifth place in the women’s javelin throw at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on...

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    VILJOEN SET FOR DIAMOND LEAGUE

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    APRIL LEADS SA MARATHON MEN IN RIO

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    END OF OLYMPIC ROAD FOR SA DUO

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    SEMENYA AND GELANT THROUGH TO NEXT ROUNDS

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    VILJOEN THROUGH TO JAVELIN FINAL

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    SA 200M SPRINTERS STRUGGLE IN SEMIS

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    HURDLERS PROGRESS TO SEMIFINALS

    ​ Wenda Nel and Antonio Alkana progressed safely through the heats of their respective events on Monday night (local time), in...

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    MOKOENA HANGS UP HIS SPIKES

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    VAN NIEKERK SHATTERS WORLD RECORD

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    MANYONGA LEAPS TO LONG JUMP SILVER

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    SIMBINE CRUISES INTO 100M SEMIS

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    VAN NIEKERK CRUISES INTO SEMIS

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    SCOTT LEADS THE WAY IN RIO

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    MOKOKA, VAN ZYL WIN SA HALF-MARATHON TITLES

    ​ Stephen Mokoka and Irvette van Zyl produced late surges on Saturday, and while they were both edged out by foreign...

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    SA ROAD STARS SET FOR HALF-MARATHON BATTLE

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    SA JUNIORS TO RETURN HOME WITH THREE MEDALS

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    GROBLER BAGS SILVER, BIELDT BREAKS SA RECORD IN POLAND

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    BRAVE FIGHT BUT NO LUCK FOR MOKOKA

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    NEL HITS TOP FORM IN LONDON

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    LEOTLELA EARNS SILVER MEDAL IN POLAND

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    CITY2CITY ULTRA-MARATHON CANCELLED

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    ANOTHER GOOD MORNING SESSION FOR SA JUNIORS

    The SA junior team enjoyed another solid session on Friday morning, with four of the five athletes in action making it...

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    SA QUARTET PREPARE FOR LONDON DIAMOND LEAGUE

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    CHANGE OF VENUE FOR SOWETO MARATHON

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    JUNIOR SPEEDSTERS COAST INTO 200M FINAL

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    FLAWLESS MORNING SESSION FOR SA JUNIORS

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    VAN DYK BAGS FIRST SA MEDAL IN POLAND

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    BONUS OFFERED TO SA ATHLETES AT CAPE TOWN MARATHON

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    MAGERMAN CHARGES TO PB IN FIRST-ROUND HEAT

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    SA JUNIORS FIGHT HARD ON DAY ONE

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    GREAT START FOR SA JUNIOR TEAM

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    SIMBINE SMASHES NATIONAL 100M RECORD

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    SA JUNIOR TEAM READY TO SHINE

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    OLYMPIC MARATHON TRIO SHINE IN DURBAN

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    VISSER LEAPS TO SEASON’S BEST

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    SEMENYA BREAKS SA RECORD IN MONACO

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    HOGAN TO APPEAL DOPING SANCTION

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    HOGAN BANNED, OUT OF RIO GAMES

    Discus throw giant Victor Hogan has been handed a two-year suspension for an anti-doping violation. Hogan, who finished fifth at the...

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    SA OLYMPIC STARS SET FOR MONACO DIAMOND LEAGUE

    South Africa’s leading Olympic medal contenders will sharpen up for next month’s Rio Games at the ninth leg of the Diamond...

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    SA ATHLETICS TEAM NAMED FOR RIO OLYMPICS

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    ATHLETICS JOURNALIST MARK OUMA DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

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    SIXTY SA ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR OLYMPICS

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    CRONJE, RELAY TEAMS MISS OUT ON RIO

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    ASA TO LAUNCH NEW NATIONAL SQUADS

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    ATHLETES TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING PRIZE MONEY

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    RELAY SQUAD GIVEN LATE QUALIFYING CHANCE

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    CRONJE STILL IN SEARCH OF OLYMPIC QUALIFIER

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    HAMMAN WINS IN FINLAND

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS

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    SA SPRINTERS CHASING OLYMPIC QUALIFIER IN FINLAND

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    TIME RUNNING OUT FOR FREDERICKS

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    SA TEAM DOMINATE AFRICAN CHAMPS

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    VILJOEN, ALKANA WIN AFRICAN TITLES

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    SEMENYA, ROZANI SHINE ON DAY THREE

    Middle-distance runners Caster Semenya and Jacob Rozani were the star performers on Friday, as the SA team scooped another six medals...

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    SA TEAM IN FINE FORM ON DAY TWO

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    MOKOKA, ENGELBRECHT WIN GOLD ON DAY ONE

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    SIMBINE ENDS FOURTH IN BOSTON

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    LEOTLELA QUALIFIES FOR RIO OLYMPICS

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    25 MEDALS FOR SA JUNIORS ON DAY ONE

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    VAN NIEKERK WINS AGAIN IN BOSTON

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    AFRICAN CHAMPS PROGRAMME

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    AFRICAN CHAMPS ENTRY LISTS

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    VAN ZYL BATTLES TO FOURTH IN POOR CONDITIONS

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    VAN ZYL FACING WORLD-CLASS LINE-UP IN STOCKHOLM

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    CONLEY SETS 200M PB IN LUCERNE

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    FREDERICKS EAGER TO LAUNCH COMEBACK IN LUCERNE

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    SA ATHLETES IN FINE FORM ON EUROPEAN CIRCUIT

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    SCOTT BAGS NCAA DOUBLE

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    VAN NIEKERK SMASHES SA 300M BEST

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    HAMMAN QUALIFIES FOR OLYMPICS

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    SA TRIO FACE GLOBAL SPRINT STARS IN JAMAICA

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    SCOTT WINS NCAA 10 000M TITLE

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    MOKOENA FALLS WELL SHORT IN OSLO

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    SA ELITE CONFIRMED FOR TUKS TRACK OPENER

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    MOKOENA SEARCHING FOR TOP FORM IN OSLO

    Versatile jumper Khotso Mokoena will make a lone South African appearance at the Bislett Games in Oslo on Thursday night, as...

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    SA RUNNERS FACING BATTLE IN RIO: RAMAALA

    South African marathon runners must be ready to put up a fight in Rio in August, according to veteran athlete Hendrick...

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    SA DUO BATTLE IN BIRMINGHAM

    The small SA contingent struggled to hit top form at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, England on Sunday. Javelin thrower...

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    CONLEY SECURES SPRINT VICTORY IN EUROPE

    Sprinter Alyssa Conley was the best of the South African contingent at a meeting in Samorin, Slovakia on Saturday evening. Conley...

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    ANOTHER EASY WIN FOR IN-FORM VAN ZYL

    Strengthening the grip she has held on the local road running circuit this season, Irvette van Zyl coasted to another convincing...

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    HORN, VILJOEN SET FOR BIRMINGHAM DIAMOND LEAGUE

    In-form javelin throw specialist Sunette Viljoen and sprinter Carina Horn will carry the SA flag at the sixth leg of the...

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    SOUTH AFRICA NAMES FINAL TEAM FOR AFRICAN CHAMPS

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    SA TRIO WIN IN ROME

    South African athletes delivered superb all-round performances on Thursday night, with five competitors finishing among the top two in their respective...

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    VAN NIEKERK TO LEAD SA CHARGE IN ROME

    All eyes will be on world champion Wayde van Niekerk, who leads a full-strength South African onslaught on Thursday night as...

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    MOKOKA SETS SEASON’S BEST IN EUGENE

    Stephen Mokoka took 17th place in the men’s 10 000m race on Saturday morning (SA time) at the Prefontaine Classic track...

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    MOKOKA CHASING PERSONAL BEST IN EUGENE

    Stephen Mokoka says he will target a new personal best on Saturday morning (SA time) when he turns out in the...

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    ALKANA, HAMMAN TRIUMPHANT IN DAKAR

    Hurdlers Antonio Alkana and Le Roux Hamman were the star performers among a large group of SA athletes who competed at...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR OLYMPIC MARATHON

    A six-member marathon team has been announced by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) for the Rio Olympics in...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR SOUTHERN REGION JUNIOR CHAMPS

    Athletics South Africa has announced a 33-member final team for the Southern Region Junior Championships in Lusaka, Zambia next month. While...

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    GREENWOOD WITHDRAWS FROM COMRADES

    Ellie Greenwood of Great Britain will not defend her title at the Comrades Marathon this weekend due to a hip injury....

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    SA RELAY TEAMS RUNNING OUT OF TIME

    South Africa could have no relay teams at the Rio Olympics after second-string squads failed in their bid on Tuesday evening...

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    DEPLETED SA RELAY TEAMS CHASING OLYMPIC BERTHS

    Second-string national teams will make qualifying bids for relay races at the Rio Olympics, in the absence of the country’s elite...

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    ANOTHER EASY WIN FOR SEMENYA IN RABAT

    Middle-distance specialist Caster Semenya was the best of the SA contingent at the third leg of the Diamond League series in...

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    GELANT BREAKS SA 5 000M RECORD

    Distance runner Elroy Gelant delivered a breakthrough performance on Sunday, smashing the SA men’s 5 000m record at the World Challenge...

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    EXCITING WOMEN’S RACE ON THE CARDS AT COMRADES

    With a host of athletes capable of winning a wide-open men’s race, the women’s contest at next week’s Comrades Marathon could...

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    EIGHTH PLACE FOR NZIMA IN SWEDEN

    Sibusiso Nzima struggled in the second half, and though he lost momentum in the closing stages, he held on to finish...

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    SOUTHERN REGION JUNIOR CHAMPS POSTPONED

    The Southern Region Junior Championships has been postponed by two weeks, officials confirmed this week. In an updated calendar issued to...

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    VAN ZYL, CONRAD HIT TOP GEAR IN OSTRAVA

    Continuing his impressive comeback on Friday night, LJ van Zyl clocked his fastest time in five years in his specialist 400m...

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    SEMENYA TO LEAD SA CHARGE ON GLOBAL CIRCUIT

    South Africa will be well represented on the global circuit this weekend, spearheaded by 800m specialist Caster Semenya, as a group...

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    CONRAD SMASHES NATIONAL BEST IN 2 000M STEEPLE

    Distance runner Nolene Conrad kicked off her international campaign with a podium finish on Monday, overcoming cold and windy conditions in...

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    MOKOKA SHATTERS SA 12KM BEST

    Stephen Mokoka defeated a world-class field on Sunday, edging out Kenyan Daniel Salel in a sprint for the line at the...

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    BRITS JOINS LIST OF OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

    Stefan Brits set a personal best of 8.22m in the men’s long jump on Saturday, to place himself in contention for...

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    SECOND PLACE FOR SAMAAI IN SHANGHAI

    National champion Ruswahl Samaai was the best of the South African contingent on Saturday, taking second place in the men’s long...

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    SA TRIO GEAR UP FOR SHANGHAI DIAMOND LEAGUE

    The country’s elite stars will look to make another impact in the early stages of the international season, with three SA...

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    SA TEAMS NAMED FOR NIGHT SERIES RELAYS

    A total of 22 national teams have been announced to represent the country at the ASA Night Series relay meeting in...

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    SA PROVISIONAL TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD JUNIORS

    A 37-member preliminary team was announced by Athletics South Africa on Thursday for the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland in...

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    SA ELITE GEAR UP FOR ONERUN RACE

    A full-strength local field will be out in full force this weekend, with South Africa’s top men aiming to topple the...

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    SA TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR SOUTHERN REGION JUNIORS

    Athletics South Africa named a 33-member final national team on Tuesday for the Southern Region Under-20 Championships in Lusaka next month....

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    SA PROVISIONAL TEAM NAMED FOR AFRICAN CHAMPS

    Athletics South Africa has named an 87-member preliminary team for the African Senior Championships in Durban next month. The federation said...

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    TIME RUNNING OUT FOR OLYMPIC RELAY HOPEFULS

    An international relay meeting will be held in Polokwane on May 24, Athletics SA has confirmed, with time running out for...

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    FOREIGN ATHLETES SWEEP DURBAN MARATHON TITLES

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    SA WALKERS OUTCLASSED IN ROME

    South African athletes struggled to put up a challenge, finishing well down the field on Saturday, on the opening day of...

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    ATHLETES OVERCOME POOR CONDITIONS IN BLOEM

    Athletes battled cold and windy conditions on Saturday in the fight for medals as the two-day SA Open Championships came to...

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    VAN ZYL DOMINATES AGAIN IN PE

    Irvette van Zyl was back on the road on Saturday, two weeks after her Olympic qualifying performance at the London Marathon,...

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    DIAMOND LEAGUE WINS FOR SEMENYA AND VILJOEN

    Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen carried a strong South African contingent on Friday night, earning victories at the opening leg of...

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    VAN NIEKERK, HANEKOM ON FIRE IN BLOEM

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    VAN NIEKERK RETURNS HOME FOR SA OPEN

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    SEMENYA TO LEAD 10 SA ATHLETES IN DOHA

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    DURBAN TRACK WILL BE READY: ASA

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    SCOTT QUALIFIES FOR RIO OLYMPICS

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    PRINSLOO BOOKS PLACE IN OLYMPIC SQUAD

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    WORLD CHAMP WITHDRAWS FROM COMRADES

    American Camille Herron has withdrawn from next month’s Comrades Marathon with a hamstring injury. Herron, who won the 50km and 100km...

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    VAN NIEKERK, NTSHINGILA DENIED BY WIND READINGS

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    GREENWOOD TARGETS ANOTHER COMRADES VICTORY

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    23 SA ATHLETES QUALIFY FOR OLYMPIC MARATHON

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    VAN ZYL QUALIFIES FOR RIO OLYMPICS

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    VAN ZYL, KALMER CHASING RIO QUALIFIER IN LONDON

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    MOKOKA, GELANT CONFIRMED FOR ONERUN RACE

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    SOUTHERN REGION YOUTH CHAMPS CANCELLED

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    DISTANCE RUNNERS DELIVER IN PE

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    ELITE STARS RETURN FOR ONERUN RACE

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    VAN ZYL WARMS UP FOR LONDON WITH WEEKEND DOUBLE

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    PHALULA SMASHES MARATHON PERSONAL BEST

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    SEMENYA MAKES HISTORY AT COETZENBURG

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    DAY OF UPSETS AT SA CHAMPS

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    SA ELITE READY TO LIGHT UP COETZENBURG

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR SOUTHERN REGION JUNIORS

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    ‘WORLD CLASS’ 10KM RACE LAUNCHED IN JOBURG

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    SA SQUAD NAMED FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS

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    APRIL WINS THIRD HANNOVER MARATHON TITLE

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    OOSTHUIZEN BREAKS SA 20KM RECORD

    Anel Oosthuizen produced a breakthrough performance on Saturday, shattering the 17-year-old South African record in the women’s 20km walk at a...

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    APRIL CHASING COURSE RECORD IN HANNOVER

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    SAMAAI LEADS UJ TO VARSITY ATHLETICS TITLE

    In-form long jumper Ruswahl Samaai produced a season’s best in Stellenbosch on Thursday night, as he led the University of Johannesburg...

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    SA SQUAD NAMED FOR SOUTHERN REGION YOUTH CHAMPS

    A 26-member provisional squad has been announced by Athletics South Africa for the Southern Region Youth Championships in Lesotho later this...

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    RECORD BONUS UP FOR GRABS AT COETZENBURG

    A lucrative cash incentive is on offer this evening for any athlete who breaks a national record at Coetzenburg Stadium, Varsity...

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    MPHUTHI HANDED TWO-YEAR BAN FOR DOPING

    Comrades Marathon gold medallist Joseph Mphuthi has been handed a two-year ban for a doping offence, officials have confirmed. He is...

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    MIXED BAG FOR SA DISTANCE RUNNERS

    There was joy for some, but disappointment for others, as South African distance runners experienced mixed fortunes around the world this...

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    TEENAGE AMPUTEE LIGHTS UP THE TRACK

    While the country’s rising sprint stars were flaunting their talent at the three-day SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under-23 Championships, which...

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    MUNYAI CLOSES AGE GROUP CHAMPS IN STYLE

    Teenage sprinter Clarence Munyai stole the show on Saturday, as the ASA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under-23 Championships came to a...

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    SPRINTERS SHINE AGAIN IN GERMISTON

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    TRIO STEAL LIMELIGHT ON DAY ONE

    Sprinter Gift Leotlela, hammer thrower Tharina van der Walt and race walker Mizaan Viljoen were the stand-out performers on Thursday, as...

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    SPRINT TALENT ON SHOW AT SA AGE GROUP CHAMPS

    The stage is set for South Africa’s most promising sprinters to light up the track, as they prepare to square off...

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    MOKOKA BREAKS SA 15KM RECORD IN CARDIFF

    Stephen Mokoka carried the SA team on Saturday, producing a brave performance to finish 10th at the World Half-Marathon Championships in...

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    WOSTMANN, FOKORONI WIN TWO OCEANS TITLES

    Caroline Wostmann extended her impressive streak on the top-flight ultra-distance circuit, defending her Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km title with a...

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    ANOTHER PB FOR RACE WALKER OOSTHUIZEN

    Continuing her steady improvement in the early stages of her senior career, race walker Anel Oosthuizen took another step forward on...

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    MOKOKA READY FOR BATTLE IN CARDIFF

    Using his experience, Stephen Mokoka hopes to put up a challenge on Saturday as he prepares to lead the South African...

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    GELANT, SEMENYA SHINE IN CAPE TOWN

    Middle-distance runners Caster Semenya and Elroy Gelant were the star performers on Tuesday evening, achieving Olympic qualifying marks in their respective...

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    FEAST OF ACTION EXPECTED IN CAPE TOWN

    Sprinters and middle-distance runners will be targeting world-class performances at the second leg of the ASA Nite Series in Cape Town...

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    SAMAAI LEAPS TO SA INDOOR RECORD

    Ruswahl Samaai equalled the SA indoor record on Sunday, producing a leap of 8.18m in the men’s long jump final and...

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    APRIL SIXTH, VAN DYK WINS IN NEW YORK

    Lusapho April took sixth place in the elite men’s race, and veteran compatriot Ernst van Dyk successfully defended his wheelchair title...

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    ALKANA DROPPED FROM HURDLES SEMIS

    Antonio Alkana has been removed from the start lists for the men’s 60m hurdles semifinals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships...

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    MUNDELL, OOSTHUIZEN ON FORM IN DUDINCE

    Marc Mundell and Anel Oosthuizen delivered solid performances at the World Race Walking Challenge event in Dudince, Slovakia on Saturday. Mundell...

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    ALKANA THROUGH TO HURDLES SEMIS

    Antonio Alkana made a solid start to his indoor career, progressing to the penultimate round of the men’s 60m hurdles, as...

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    SEMENYA, SIMBINE SHOW THEIR CLASS AT UJ

    Akani Simbine and Caster Semenya stole the show at the opening leg of the Varsity Athletics series at the University of...

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    SA TEAM READY FOR WORLD INDOORS

    The rookie seven-man national team is ready to give its best, after arriving in Portland, Oregon in good spirits on Wednesday...

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    VAN ZYL READY FOR TWO OCEANS HALF-MARATHON

    Chasing an elusive title, perennial runner-up Irvette van Zyl hopes her spectacular form will convert into a deserved victory at the...

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    PRIZE MONEY INCREASED FOR SPAR WOMEN’S SERIES

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    KALMER, PHALULA CONFIRMED FOR INTERNATIONAL MARATHONS

    Two of the country’s top distance runners will join some of their compatriots on the international marathon circuit next month, adding...

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    RAMAALA TO RUN HAMBURG MARATHON

    Veteran distance runner Hendrick Ramaala will make his final bid to qualify for a record fifth Olympic Games when he competes...

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    NEW DATE SET FOR POSTPONED VARSITY MEETING

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    VARIETY ON DISPLAY AT CAPE TOWN NITE SERIES

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    CHALLENOR SETS MARATHON PB IN JAPAN

    Jenna Challenor improved her chances of representing the country at the Rio Olympics by charging to a personal best at the...

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    TWO MEDALS FOR SA CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

    While they struggled to put up a fight as individuals, the SA team delivered a solid all-round performance, working together to...

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    VAN NIEKERK ON FIRE AT FREE STATE CHAMPS

    Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk stole the show on Saturday, producing the performance of the weekend as the various provincial track and...

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    MATSHIPA, WOSTMANN WIN OM DIE DAM TITLES

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    APRIL TARGETS HANNOVER RECORD

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    VARSITY ATHLETICS TO GO AHEAD AT UJ

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    SA TEAM READY FOR AFRICAN XC CHAMPS

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    TIME RUNS OUT FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

    It has been left too late, according to government, to resolve an administrative blunder that has left the national university cross...

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    SIMBINE BREAKS SA 100M RECORD

    The sprinters stole the show on Tuesday night, spearheaded by Akani Simbine, at the first leg of the newly launched Athletics...

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    ASA REVEALS CASH INCENTIVES FOR ATHLETES

    Cash incentives for record performances and podium places will be on offer for athletes during the 2016 season, Athletics South Africa...

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    THIRD PLACE FOR SHANGE IN MEXICO

    Lebogang Shange admitted he struggled to find his best form at the weekend, though he held on to reach the podium...

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    MANYONGA ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

    Long jump prodigy Luvo Manyonga made a spectacular return to top-flight competition on Saturday, offering the first real indication that he...

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    EXPLOSIVE ACTION EXPECTED AT NITE SERIES OPENER

    Some of the country’s most accomplished athletes will turn out in Pretoria on Tuesday evening, with the top-flight domestic season set...

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    SA TEAM WITHDRAWN FROM WORLD STUDENT CHAMPS

    South Africa has withdrawn its team for next week’s World Student Cross Country Championships, after it was left too late to...

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    DIAMOND LEAGUE SERIES COMES TO AFRICA

    A top-flight Diamond League track and field meeting will be held in Africa for the first time this season, the International...

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    DU PREEZ IN LINE FOR LAUREUS AWARD

    Wheelchair racer Pieter du Preez has received international recognition for his achievements in the 2015 season, after being nominated for the...

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    VARSITY ATHLETICS MEETING POSTPONED

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    LEOTLELA GUNNING FOR 10-SECOND BARRIER

    While his immediate goal is for sprint prodigy Tlotliso Leotlela to find consistency at top-flight level, coach Hennie Kriel believes the...

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    FOCUS ON SPRINTS FOR NITE SERIES OPENER

    South Africa’s fastest athletes are expected to headline the opening leg of the inaugural ASA Nite Series, with organisers focussing on...

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    VAN DYK ENDS SECOND IN TOKYO

    Veteran wheelchair racer Ernst van Dyk put up a strong fight on Sunday to take second place at the Tokyo Marathon...

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    APRIL ON FORM IN EAST LONDON

    Lusapho April kicked off his 2016 campaign in style on Saturday, charging to victory in an impressive solo time trial at...

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    BRUINTJIES WITHDRAWS FROM WORLD INDOOR CHAMPS

    South Africa will have no representatives in individual sprint events in Portland next month, after Henricho Bruintjies was removed from the...

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    DE REUCK SET FOR ULTRA DEBUT

    Former South African distance running star Colleen de Reuck will return ‘home’ next month to make her ultra-distance debut at the...

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    ASA LAUNCHES TRACK AND FIELD NITE SERIES

    South Africa’s domestic track and field season will include four Nite Series meetings around the country, Athletics SA has confirmed. The...

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    APRIL RETURNS TO NEW YORK HALF

    Lusapho April will compete at the New York City Half-Marathon next month, organisers have confirmed. The 33-year-old South African was fourth...

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    CHET SAINSBURY DIES OF CANCER

    Chet Sainsbury, one of the most recognisable personalities in South African road running due to the tremendous influence he had one...

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    NZIMA SETS PERSONAL BEST IN SEVILLE

    Sibusiso Nzima knocked two minutes off his personal best at the Seville Marathon in Spain on Sunday. The 29-year-old athlete crossed...

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    SCOTT-EFURD BREAKS SA INDOOR MILE RECORD

    Distance runner Dominique Scott-Efurd smashed her own SA record in the women’s indoor mile in New York on Saturday. The 23-year-old...

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    SHANGE SMASHES SA 20KM RECORD

    Lebogang Shange shattered his own national record on Sunday, taking second place in the men’s 20km walk at the Oceania Race...

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    JANI AND KHUMALO WIN SA MARATHON TITLES

    Overcoming strong winds and a brutal course, Lucas Jani and debutant Patience Khumalo won a battle of attrition on Saturday to...

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    NOTHLING, WEITSZ WIN CLASSIC SHOOTOUT

    Theodore Nothling and junior athlete Simonay Weitsz won the men’s and women’s 1 000m races at UJ Stadium in Joburg on...

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    NOTHLING TO DEFEND CLASSIC SHOOTOUT TITLE

    Defending champion Theodore Nothling will face a strong challenge from a large 18-man elite field at the third and final leg...

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    NO MORE INDOORS FOR OLIVIER

    Middle-distance specialist Andre Olivier will cut his indoor campaign short and return home to focus on the outdoor season. Olivier made...

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    MAKHANYA TO RUN DAEGU MARATHON

    Mapaseka Makhanya will compete at the Daegu Marathon in South Korea in April, the elite distance runner has confirmed, as she...

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    VAN NIEKERK MEMORIAL ON THURSDAY

    A memorial service will be held in Centurion on Thursday for elite long-distance runner Riana van Niekerk. The athletics community will...

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    NO RESULTS FOR SA 10KM CHAMPS

    Athletics South Africa released official times for the men’s and women’s winners on Sunday, though full results remained unavailable for the...

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    OLIVIER FOURTH IN COMEBACK RACE

    Andre Olivier made a return to top-flight competition on Saturday night, taking fourth place in the men’s 800m race at the...

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    SPEEDSTERS CLOCK 60M PERSONAL BESTS

    Sprinters Henricho Bruintjies and Carina Horn improved their 60m career records at the Istaf Indoor meeting in Berlin on Saturday night....

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    RIANA VAN NIEKERK DIES AT 39

    Four-time Comrades Marathon gold medallist Riana van Niekerk died on Saturday after a lengthy cancer battle. The 39-year-old athlete, who also...

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    JONES ENDS FOURTH IN LINZ

    Cherese Jones took fourth place in the women’s 60m dash on Friday night, clocking 7.58 seconds at the International Gugl Games...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

    A 24-member national team has been announced by Athletics SA for the African Cross Country Championships in Cameroon next month. Additional...

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    JOBODWANA REMOVED FROM SA INDOOR TEAM

    A revised 10-member team has been released by Athletics South Africa for the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon next month....

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    ASA ANNOUNCES TEAM FOR WORLD 21KM CHAMPS

    A final 10-member team has been named by Athletics South Africa for the World Half-Marathon Championships in Cardiff next month. The...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD STUDENT CROSS COUNTRY

    An 11-member national team has been announced by University Sport South Africa for the World Student Cross Country Championships in Cassino,...

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    OLIVIER READY TO RACE AGAIN

    Returning from a lengthy injury-enforced layoff, middle-distance specialist Andre Olivier hopes to bounce back with a bang this weekend. Olivier will...

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    COMRADES CHEATS WARNED

    The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has issued a warning to potential cheats ahead of the 91st edition of the iconic race....

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    PERSONAL BESTS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN SPEEDSTERS

    Sprinters Carina Horn and Henricho Bruintjies set career records in the 60m dash on Saturday night, with both athletes progressing to...

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    SNYMAN BREAKS SA 3 000M WALK RECORD

    Wayne Snyman shattered the South African record in the men’s 3 000m walk on Saturday, winning a track race held on...

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    PODIUM PLACE FOR SANDES IN TARAWERA

    Getting his season underway in style, Ryan Sandes took third place at the Tarawera 100km trail race in New Zealand on...

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    GELANT, PHALULA WIN SA 10KM TITLES

    Elroy Gelant stunned a quality line-up on Saturday, bouncing back to form to win the men’s title at the SA 10km...

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    SA SPRINTERS BACK IN ACTION

    Speedsters Henricho Bruintjies and Carina Horn will continue to build momentum in the early stages of the international track and field...

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    MOKOKA TARGETS FIFTH SA 10KM TITLE

    A hard-fought battle is expected to be waged on Saturday for the men’s title, while the women’s field for the SA...

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    ANOTHER PERSONAL BEST FOR SHANGE

    Lebogang Shange clocked the fastest ever 10 000m time by a South African race walker on Thursday. The 25-year-old athlete covered...

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    SOLID START FOR BRUINTJIES AND HORN

    Two of South Africa’s fastest athletes got the nation’s international track and field season underway with solid performances at the PSD...

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    HORN, BRUINTJIES TO START INDOOR CAMPAIGNS

    South Africa’s international track and field season gets underway on Wednesday night when sprinters Henricho Bruintjies and Carina Horn compete at...

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    MAKHANYA ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

    Eager to bounce back from an injury-rattled 2015 campaign, Mapaseka Makhanya is confident of regaining her best form as she tackles...

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    VAN ZYL, BOSMAN SHINE AT JOHNSON CRANE

    Olympic marathon hopeful Irvette van Zyl and Comrades Marathon contender Charne Bosman produced stunning early-season performances on Sunday, coasting to victory...

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    NEL SHOWS EARLY FORM IN PRETORIA

    One-lap hurdles specialist Wenda Nel cruised to victory on Friday night, as she started to build early momentum for the Olympic...

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    GEBREMEDHIN WINS CLASSIC SHOOTOUT

    Pre-race favourite Mekonnen Gebremedhin lived up to the hype on Wednesday evening, with the Ethiopian athlete breaking away on the final...

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD INDOOR CHAMPS

    Athletics South Africa named an 11-member team on Tuesday for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon in March. Six...

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    MAXWELL KEEPS OLYMPIC HOPES ALIVE

    Experienced marathon runner Tanith Maxwell will have one more crack at the Olympic qualifying mark, according to her domestic club. Maxwell’s...

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    RAVHANDALALA DIES AT 26

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    VAN ZYL LAUNCHES COMEBACK

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    MAXWELL RETURNS TO GRAN CANARIA MARATHON

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    SA SQUAD NAMED FOR WORLD 21KM CHAMPS

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    SCHEDULE, WORLD CHAMPS, DAY FIVE

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    SCHEDULE, WORLD CHAMPS, DAY FOUR

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    THREE SA ATHLETES THROUGH TO SEMIS

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    SCHEDULE, WORLD CHAMPS, DAY TWO

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    ELITE FIELD ANNOUNCED FOR CAPE TOWN MARATHON

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    WOSTMANN NAMED GSPORT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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    FINAL SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD CHAMPS

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    PHALULAS SHINE AGAIN IN 10KM SERIES

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    VILJOEN, JOBODWANA STAND OUT IN STOCKHOLM

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    CITY2CITY ROAD RACE RETURNS

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR AFRICAN GAMES

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    VAN NIEKERK WINS AGAIN IN LONDON

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    MOHALE, PHALULA WIN SA 21KM TITLES

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    SA ELITE GEARED UP FOR 21KM CHAMPS

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    COMRADES GOLD MEDALLISTS IN DOPING CONTROVERSY

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    NINE SA ATHLETES SET FOR LONDON DIAMOND LEAGUE

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    SIMBINE WINS SPRINT DOUBLE IN KARLSTAD

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES

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    PHALULA TO MAKE MARATHON DEBUT

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    YOUTH ATHLETES SHINE AT WORLD CHAMPS

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    FOUR MORE MEDALS FOR SA YOUTH TEAM

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    VISSER WINS GOLD AT WORLD YOUTH CHAMPS

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    SA TEAM CHASING MEDALS IN CALI

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    SUPERB START FOR SA ON DAY THREE

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    GERMISHUYS LEADS SA CHARGE ON DAY TWO

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    SA QUARTET COAST INTO SEMIS

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    LAMBRECHTS DENIED PODIUM PLACE

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    SOLID START FOR SA YOUTH TEAM

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    VAN NIEKERK SMASHES SA 200M RECORD

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    ASA TRIMS WORLD CHAMPS TEAM

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    RECORD FUELS SA SPRINT QUEEN’S AMBITIONS

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    BRONZE MEDAL FOR STUDENT RELAY TEAM

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    THREE MORE MEDALS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

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    HORN EQUALS SA 100M RECORD

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    FREDERICKS RETURNS FROM INJURY

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    PALFRAMAN SMASHES PB TO WIN GOLD

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    SA TRIO SHINE AT LAUSANNE DIAMOND LEAGUE

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    SIMBINE EQUALS SA RECORD AT STUDENT GAMES

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    SA TEAM ON FORM AT WORLD STUDENT GAMES

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    SCOTT SETS 1500M PB IN LIGNANO

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    HORN REACHES PODIUM IN BUDAPEST

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    SHANGE CONTINUES RECORD SPREE

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    BRUINTJIES WITHDRAWS FROM WORLD STUDENT GAMES

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    SA ATHLETES ON A ROLL AS RECORDS TUMBLE

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    APRIL ENDS NINTH AS TEAM AFRICA WIN PEACHTREE CUP

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    VAN DER MERWE BAGS FOURTH WASHIE TITLE

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    BRUINTJIES BREAKS SA 100M RECORD

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    VAN NIEKERK SMASHES SA 400M RECORD

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    VISSER LEAPS TO PB IN GERMANY

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    SA TRIO SET FOR PARIS DIAMOND LEAGUE

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    CREMONA REMAINS CONFIDENT AFTER INJURY SETBACK

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    THOZAMA APRIL SIDELINED BY DOPING BAN

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    SIMBINE SETS SIGHTS ON STUDENT GAMES

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    SIMBINE BREAKS 10 SECONDS

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    WOSTMANN TO RUN NEW YORK MARATHON

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    COERTZEN TAKES SECOND PLACE IN RATINGEN

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    SANDES SIDELINED FROM WESTERN STATES

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    SANDES TARGETS WESTERN STATES VICTORY

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    SA SPRINTERS SHINE IN FINLAND

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    PRETORIUS AIMS FOR 8 000 POINTS

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    SA ELITE TARGET PAAVO NURMI GAMES

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    APRIL TO RACE FOR AFRICAN 10KM TEAM

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    SHANGE BREAKS ANOTHER SA RECORD

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    IN-FORM NEL LOOKS AHEAD TO WORLD CHAMPS

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    TEAM EFFORT LIFTS STANDARD OF SA SPRINTING

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    NEL WINS WORLD CHALLENGE RACE IN RABAT

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    VAN ZYL RELIEVED TO BE BACK IN FORM

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    VAN NIEKERK BREAKS SA 400M RECORD

    Wayde van Niekerk made a statement on Saturday night, in the build-up to the World Championships in Beijing in August, chopping...

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    SIMBINE FACES GLOBAL ELITE IN NEW YORK

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    VILJOEN, JOBODWANA EDGED OUT IN OSLO

    Sunette Viljoen narrowly missed out in a hard-fought javelin throw contest, and Anaso Jobodwana put up a strong challenge in the...

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    JOBODWANA TO LEAD SA CONTINGENT IN OSLO

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD YOUTH CHAMPS

    A final 25-member national team has been announced for the World Youth Championships in Cali next month. The only change to...

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    BRUINTJIES CHARGES TO 10.06 PB IN PRAGUE

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    SHANGE NARROWLY MISSES SA RECORD

    (Photo credit: Reg Caldecott) Elite South African race walker Lebogang Shange hopes to put up a fight among the world’s best...

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    VAN NIEKERK BREAKS AFRICAN 300M RECORD

    Wayde van Niekerk smashed the African record over the rarely run 300m distance on Sunday, securing a comfortable victory at the...

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    PHALULA EDGES CONRAD IN DURBAN

    The podium finishers in Durban (from left): Nolene Conrad, Lebogang Phalula and Rutendo Nyahora (photo credit: Reg Caldecott) Lebogang Phalula held...

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    FIVE SA ATHLETES AT BIRMINGHAM DIAMOND LEAGUE

    South Africa will be well represented at the next leg of the Diamond League series, with five SA athletes turning out...

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    MABANE TESTS POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS

    (Photo credit: Bedfordview Edenvale News) Former Comrades Marathon gold medallist Elias Mabane could face a ban of up to four years...

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    SIMBINE CLOCKS SEASON’S BEST

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    SIMBINE, VAN ROOYEN READY FOR ROME

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    SHANGE TARGETS SA RECORD IN SPAIN

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    WOSTMANN LOOKS AHEAD TO BRIGHT FUTURE

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    COERTZEN SMASHES SA DECATHLON RECORD

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    AGN APOLOGISES FOR RACE NUMBER MIX-UP

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    MOKOANA FURIOUS WITH ‘DISQUALIFICATION’

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    SHANGE BREAKS SA TRACK WALKING RECORD

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    MMONE, CONRAD ON FORM IN MOROCCO

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    JUNIOR WOMEN LEAD SA CHARGE

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    FIVE MORE MEDALS FOR SA JUNIORS

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    GEEL, SPARKS WIN GOLD IN ADDIS

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    MATIYA BANNED FOR TWO YEARS

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    DERESE, TSATSA WIN DURBAN MARATHON

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    APRIL BUILDS ON FINE FORM

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    KALMER TO RUN VIENNA MARATHON

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    MOKOKA, PHALULA TARGET SA 10KM TITLES

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    HORN SETS SIGHTS ON OUTDOOR SEASON

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    APRIL BLITZES 62:20 HALF-MARATHON

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    ELITE EAST AFRICANS TO RUN DURBAN MARATHON

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    SCOTT TARGETS OLYMPIC GAMES

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    TWO OCEANS LAUNCHES 45KM TRAIL RACE

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    RACE THEFT PROBE GETS UNDER WAY

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    VAN ZYL, NEL OFF TO WINNING START

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    SCOTT LEADS SA INDOOR CHARGE

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    SA TEAM NAMED FOR WORLD XC CHAMPS

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    Final changes made to national team

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    ​Long jumper Ruswahl Samaai led the charge on Sunday, winning his specialist discipline to carry the South African contingent at the...

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    ​The South African youth team closed out their campaign in fine style on Sunday, bagging three more medals on the final...

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