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SA on Track!

SA on Track!

09 November 2018 - 2018 will go down as a stellar year for South African track and field with numerous new records being set, Africa and Commonwealth titles in the Senior ranks, and three World Champions amongst the ...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

11 July 2018 - While some described Clarence Munyai’s fourth place in the Commonwealth Games 200m final as disappointing, it was actually an incredible achievement by an emerging young star. – BY SEAN...
Last Hurrah for LJ

Last Hurrah for LJ

05 April 2018 - If LJ van Zyl can win a medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April in Australia, it will be a magic ending to an athletics career that has spanned more than 15 years and delivered many records, ...
Flying High

Flying High

22 March 2018 - One second he was a talented schoolboy athlete showing a lot of promise, the next he was a World Champion, and now 17-year-old high jumping prodigy Breyton Poole is about to jet off to Australia fo...
Chasing Titles

Chasing Titles

01 March 2018 - Since breaking the magical 10-second barrier in the 100m for the first time on 1 July 2015, Akani Simbine has dipped under 10 seconds on a further 14 occasions. No other athlete in the history of S...
Busy Year Ahead on Track

Busy Year Ahead on Track

15 February 2018 - The 2018 Track and Field Season is going to be a busy one for South African athletes, and one in which there is plenty of opportunity for both established athletes to further their reputations and ...
From Heartbreak to Hope

From Heartbreak to Hope

14 December 2017 - Finishing 13th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and only missing the final by one position established Rynardt van Rensburg as one of the world’s top 800m runners, so missing out on selection fo...
Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

23 November 2017 - The weight of expectation can sometimes weigh heavily, they say, especially when you put that expectation on yourself, as 400m hurdles star Wenda Nel has realised over the last year. – BY SEA...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

09 November 2017 - With personal best times of 1:47.74 for the 800m, 3:59.29 for the mile, the SA national record for 5000m at 13:04.88 and 27:41.30 for the 10,000m, coupled with road PBs of 28:18 for 10km and 1:01:0...
Thank You, Running

Thank You, Running

30 August 2017 - Discovering a love for running helped me to put my life back together again, and I just want to show my appreciation. – BY ERIC MCLAREN I started running for the first time in my life in...
When We Were Young

When We Were Young

30 August 2017 - The future stars of South African athletics did us so proud at the recent World U/18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and following our team’s success brought back some great memories for me,...
World Class World Champ

World Class World Champ

05 October 2015 - When Wayde van Niekerk looks back on 2015, he’ll probably describe it as the year he arrived. He had already established himself as one of the world’s best in the 400m sprint, but this ...
Hungry for More

Hungry for More

01 October 2014 - It’s been quite the season for 400m hurdler Cornel Fredericks, who clinched gold at the Commonwealth Games, African Champs and Continental Cup, and finished the prestigious IAAF Diamond Leagu...
Glasgow Goals

Glasgow Goals

30 June 2014 - With Team South Africa heading to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games at the end of July, we spoke to a number of our track athletes and triathletes about their hopes for the Games. Cornel ...