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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 ...
Young Guns

Young Guns

17 April 2018 - Trust the process, always bring the fire… that’s the attitude of two young distance running friends and rivals from Cape Town, Ashley Smith and Timmy Timoteus, who have both overcome d...
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, ...
Race Calendar - April 2018

Race Calendar - April 2018

22 March 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
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...
Race Calendar - December 2017

Race Calendar - December 2017

23 November 2017 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar with so many great races to do so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other ...
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...
October Race Calendar

October Race Calendar

21 September 2017 - South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar packed with many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other ru...
Transform Your Swimming with DARE TO TRI

Transform Your Swimming with DARE TO TRI

30 August 2017 - In the six years that we have run the DARE TO TRI Programme, the most asked question is always, “Can you help me with my swim?” It seems that for many would-be triathletes or Ironman co...
Speed Coach

Speed Coach

27 July 2017 - As one of the leading athletics coaches in South Africa, Hennie Kriel is one of the main contributors to the current resurgence in South African sprinting. – BY REGGIE HUFKIE After years...
Determined to Succeed

Determined to Succeed

09 June 2017 - Having made the finals in the 3000m steeple-chase at the African Track and Field Championships last year but then missing the Rio Olympic Games qualifying standard by just one second, three-time SA...
SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

SA Sprint Sensation Signs With PUMA

07 June 2017 - PUMA continues to focus on growing local athletics talent with the announcement today that the global sports brand has signed an endorsement deal with South African 100m sprint star Thando Roto. ...
School of Speed to Take SA by Storm!

School of Speed to Take SA by Storm!

15 November 2016 - PUMA today launched the School of Speed to develop athletics talent in South Africa by unearthing the fastest young speedsters. The School of Speed is headed by the World’s Fastest Man Usain ...
The Jamaica World Wind Comes to an End

The Jamaica World Wind Comes to an End

20 March 2016 - Our Modern Athlete correspondent Ciara Picco brings us the experience of her journey to the Puma Disc Launch in Jamaica! A day at the track watching the Boys & Girls Championships, a ...
Plan Your January Racing

Plan Your January Racing

29 December 2015 - South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for January 2016, including road and trail runs as well as other running d...
Holiday Racing for December 2016

Holiday Racing for December 2016

07 December 2015 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
About turn for sport administrators

About turn for sport administrators

12 November 2015 - The fact that the South African athletics season is out of sync with the international calendar is a major problem in local athletics. Danie Cornelius (Tuks Athletics Manager), who has been el...
Gauteng track and field in full swing

Gauteng track and field in full swing

22 October 2015 - Central Gauteng Athletics hosted the third league meeting of the season on Saturday, 10 October 2015, at Germiston stadium. The meeting was well attended by mostly the Sub Youth athletes who a...
Patience, persistence and resilience

Patience, persistence and resilience

21 October 2015 - If Cornel Fredericks should line up in his starting blocks for the 400-hurdles final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, it would be due to three words, namely: patience, persistence and resilience. ...
Central Gauteng Track & Field sets off

Central Gauteng Track & Field sets off

10 September 2015 - Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) will kick off the 2015/2016 Track and Field season in the province on Saturday 26 September at Germiston Stadium. “After a great season last year, which s...
Middle Distance Maestro

Middle Distance Maestro

08 July 2015 - Olympian, World Champs bronze medallist and South African record holder in the 1500m Johan Cronje has mastered his discipline for well over a decade, but he’s now working even harder on his s...
Breaking Two

Breaking Two

08 July 2015 - At the age of 24, Rustenburg-born athlete Ilze Wicksell became the first woman from Africa to duck under two minutes in the 800m in 1983. In the same year, she also grabbed the 1000m national recor...
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...
On Track To Greatness

On Track To Greatness

25 July 2014 - In June, 21-year-old Wayde Van Niekerk crushed the 15-year-old South African 400m record when he clocked 44.38 seconds for a second place finish at the Diamond League meeting in New York. The ...