Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
SHANGE BREAKS SA 20KM RECORD
Photo credit: Reg Caldecott
Lebogang Shange smashed the national 20km race walking record on Sunday, clocking 1:21:50 in Lugano, Switzerland.
Just one week after setting a new SA 3 000m mark on the track, Shange chopped 31 seconds off the 19-year-old national record held by his coach, Chris Britz.
The 24-year-old South African finished second at the Lugano Trophy race, improving his previous personal best of 1:24:09 set in Dudince, Slovakia, in March last year.
French athlete Diniz Yohann, the 50km world record holder, won the race in 1:17:24.