World athletics waits with bated breath for Van Niekerk’s 2019 return

He was sidelined for all of 2018 after sustaining a serious knee injury in a touch rugby game at the end of 2017.

With 2019 now underway, world athletics will be looking forward to the return of Wayde van Niekerk, the world and Olympic 400m champion and world record holder.

World athletics waits with bated breath for Van Niekerk’s 2019 return
World athletics waits with bated breath for Van Niekerk’s 2019 return

World athletics waits with bated breath for Van Niekerk’s 2019 return

He was sidelined for all of 2018 after sustaining a serious knee injury in a touch rugby game at the end of 2017.

Athletes shine throughout impressive season

Athletes shine throughout impressive season

There were some concerns in the build-up to the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics, but the sport in general was in a good space.
Zwane and Tjoka win Heroes Marathon

Zwane and Tjoka win Heroes Marathon

Both winners show superior class and tactics in crossing the finish line.
Battle between ASA and KZNA now turning ugly

Battle between ASA and KZNA now turning ugly

The situation between the athletics governing body and the provincial affiliate has become so bad that the police have become involved.
KZN Athletics hits hurdle in court

KZN Athletics hits hurdle in court

The regional executive had repeatedly clashed with ASA in recent years, taking the federation to court for various reasons.
Irvette van Zyl storms to victory in Soweto Marathon

Irvette van Zyl storms to victory in Soweto Marathon

In the men’s race, Ethiopian Sintayehu Legese Yinesu claimed victory in 2:19:10, with Lebenya Nkoka of Lesotho taking second in 2:20:31.
I just wanted to piss them off a bit – Semenya

I just wanted to piss them off a bit – Semenya

Speaking at a leadership summit, the track star says the IAAF’s proposed testosterone laws are ‘killing’ the next generation’s passion.
Caster named Tuks’ female athlete-of- … wait for it … -the-century!

Caster named Tuks’ female athlete-of- … wait for it … -the-century!

But South Africa’s leading athletics club is probably safe bestowing her that type of honour.
Comrades entries all snapped up in record time

Comrades entries all snapped up in record time

Organisers admit there’s been ‘unprecedented demand’.
More IAAF glitz for SA as Manyonga also cracks award nod

More IAAF glitz for SA as Manyonga also cracks award nod

It wasn’t necessarily a vintage season for South Africa’s leading long jumper, but he ended it off stylishly.
Semenya gets the nod for IAAF Awards

Semenya gets the nod for IAAF Awards

Although it is a tad awkward that she’s going to face the IAAF in court soon…
Rogue KZN Athletics board facing suspension

Rogue KZN Athletics board facing suspension

The provincial affiliate is ‘irritating’ national federation, Athletics South Africa, with questionable conduct over the past year.
IAAF holds off on controversial ‘Semenya rule’ change

IAAF holds off on controversial ‘Semenya rule’ change

The new rule seeks to restrict the participation of women with higher testosterone levels.
Xaba brushes off disqualification drama for brilliant Grand Prix title win

Xaba brushes off disqualification drama for brilliant Grand Prix title win

Despite the drama in Pietermaritzburg, the 25-year-old’s consistent form has been rewarded.
SA’s 100m Youth Olympic winner says he’s no Usain Bolt

SA’s 100m Youth Olympic winner says he’s no Usain Bolt

Luke Davids is the fastest youth sprinter in the world after his cracking gold but he’s keeping expectations low.
Irvette aims to be part of ‘holy trinity’

Irvette aims to be part of ‘holy trinity’

Used to the pace of shorter distances now, the consistent performer believes she can scale new heights.
Records tumble at CitySurfRun

Records tumble at CitySurfRun

Ugandan athletes Joshua Cheptegei and Stella Chesang clocked the fastest 10km times ever run on local soil
Reinstated road runners disqualified again

Reinstated road runners disqualified again

The first four athletes across the line were disqualified from the Pietermaritzburg leg of the Grand Prix series before controversially being let off the hook.
Mixed bag of changes for 2019 Comrades

Mixed bag of changes for 2019 Comrades

The elite competitors are in for a bonanza if they deliver the goods, but the news isn’t so rosy for the brave amateurs.
Mashele shines again, this time on the road

Mashele shines again, this time on the road

Meanwhile, 87-year-old Diane Larkin set a world best in the 85-90 age group but it won’t count.
UN backs Caster in hammering IAAF over new gender rules

UN backs Caster in hammering IAAF over new gender rules

The UN Human Rights Council say the rules, which will affect SA’s queen of the track, appear to contravene multiple international human rights.
Mokoka breaks local drought at Cape Town Marathon

Mokoka breaks local drought at Cape Town Marathon

Meanwhile, Irvette van Zyl gallops to an impressive triumph over the shorter distance in one of the best performances of her career.
WATCH: Caster stars in brilliant Nike ad

WATCH: Caster stars in brilliant Nike ad

She’s as defiant and determined as ever.
Mthembu grabs bronze at 100km World Champs

Mthembu grabs bronze at 100km World Champs

South Africa’s ultra-distance ace holds on as he delivers a fine performance.
Another day, another record for Caster

Another day, another record for Caster

She now also holds the national record in the 400m after a fine run in Ostrava.
Semenya leads Africa’s charge in women’s 800m Czech Republic

Semenya leads Africa’s charge in women’s 800m Czech Republic

Her magnificent recent form will count in her favour.

 

 

 

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