Athletics 4.11.2018 03:40 pm

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.

Local favourite Irvette van Zyl delivered a spectacular performance on Sunday, coasting to a convincing victory in the women's race, while Ethiopian athlete Sintayehu Legese Yinesu reclaimed the men's crown at the Soweto Marathon.

Irvette van Zyl storms to victory in Soweto Marathon
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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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WATCH: Caster stars in brilliant Nike ad

She’s as defiant and determined as ever.
Mthembu grabs bronze at 100km World Champs
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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
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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
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Semenya leads Africa’s charge in women’s 800m Czech Republic

Her magnificent recent form will count in her favour.
Lebron James flies to Berlin to support Caster Semenya
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Lebron James flies to Berlin to support Caster Semenya

Basketball star carves time out of his schedule to watch SA athlete’s record-breaking performance.
Semenya continues record-breaking spree
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Semenya continues record-breaking spree

Barely three months after setting her own national 1000m record, she eclipses it again.
Golden night for Semenya and Manyonga
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Golden night for Semenya and Manyonga

South Africa’s two star athletes retain their Diamond League crowns to underline their class.
Wayde is back on track
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Wayde is back on track

His 10-month absence since injuring his knee in a touch rugby game has felt more like ages.

 

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