Event: Women’s Long Distances Date of birth: 1985/04/09 Personal bests: 800m (2:03.36),...
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 have a chance to bid a final farewell to the four-time Comrades Marathon gold medallist at the NG Kerk in Wierdapark. The service will start at 11am.
Van Niekerk, 39, died on Saturday after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
A three-time Two Oceans gold medallist, she also earned career victories at the popular Om Die Dam, Loskop and City2City ultra-marathons.
Memorial service details:
Date: Thursday, 18 February
Venue: NG Kerk Wierdapark, 275 Piet Hugo, Centurion