Elite track stars to hit the streets of Tembisa

Updated: October 29, 2016

Some of the country’s top middle-distance track runners will turn to the road on Sunday, as they prepare to battle for the elite titles at the fifth annual Tembisa Street Mile.

In the absence of defending champion Dumisane Hlaselo, the men’s 1.609km race will be contested by a strong field including 1 500m specialists Folavio Sehohle and Jerry Motsau, as well as Rynardt van Rensburg and Jacob Rozani, who both competed over 800m at the Rio Olympics in August.

Meanwhile, junior prospect Simonay Weitsz faces a quality line-up of senior athletes in defence of her elite women’s title.

Her strongest opposition is expected to come from twin sisters Lebo and Lebogang Phalula.

There will also be mile races for age group athletes and walkers.

Namakoe Nkhasi of Lesotho and Rutendo Nyahora of Zimbabwe are in the entry lists for the men’s and women’s 10km contests, which is open to amateur runners.

For more information on the event, which starts at 8am, visit www.tembisamile.co.za